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Our Favorite 2-in-1 Convertible at CES? Has to Be This Robotic Dress

We never said 2-in-1 convertibles had to be limited to things with Intel processors and 1080p touchscreens. 360Fashion Network came to CES 2015 donning their Robotic Dress, a regular dress that can expand into an evening ball gown with one press of the finger.

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360Fashion Network debuted their transforming dress last June at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, but this is the first time we’ve been able to see it with our own eyes. It’s a blue-flecked silk dress that, well, sort of looks like those Sparkletts (or Aquafina, depends where you’re from) trucks, but in a totally good way. The cool part is what’s underneath—six servo motors, a processor, and a controller chip. Flip a switch, and those motors will extend carbon fiber legs inside the dress, pushing it outwards a bit like an umbrella.

Designer Michal Starost and engineer Bruce Bateman teamed up with the CEO of 360Fashion Network, Anina Net, to create the dress, which currently only exists as a concept. It’s a concept that the team is going to keep on developing, and we’re excited to see where they’re going to take the idea in the next year.

In fact, it was a great year for dresses at CES 2015. Mostly ones made from 3D printers. Check out the video of some of the fine looks that caught our eye.

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