During MAX 2023, Adobe showed off Project Primrose, a groundbreaking technology for fashion and interior design. Researcher Christine Dierk modeled an awe-inspiring dress that can change patterns instantly. Based on her research paper with TJ Rhodes and Gavin Miller, it use LCD reflective, non-emissive light-diffuser modules to change state electronically.
This unique dress is worth far more than the sum of the 2652 pennies it’s made from. Textile artist Crescent Shay spent nearly a month collecting pennies and fabricating the copper and zinc dress by drilling holes in 1-cent coins and stitching them together like scalemail armor.
Maker Xyla Foxlin admits that her design for a bulletproof party dress is completely impractical. But that doesn’t make it any less impressive. She created this wild-looking outfit by creating a custom dress form from duct tape and foam, then sculpted the dress from sheets of Kevlar and carbon fiber cloth.