One of the most fascinating things about the animal kingdom is its innate ability to "blend in." These masters of disguise are biologically hard-wired to conceal themselves in their natural surrounding, using this as a survival mechanism to avoid the unsolicited recognition from a potential predator. In order to artfully disappear from visibility, many species' exterior pigmentation will change to match the color of their new hiding place.
Bringing this natural phenomenon to fashion, Judit Eszter Karpati is a Budapest-based textile designer that has drastically pushed the boundaries of what fabric can be. In Karpati's blog, she states, "My main interest in textile designs is the dynamically changing surfaces, structures, integrating interactive technologies into textiles. In my works I'm looking for new ways of interaction between human and textiles." The central essence of her designs mirrors that of natural camoflouge, in which her electronic fabric alters in response to changes in pressure and heat. Karpati's heat-sensitive fabric, also known as Chromosonic, "creates shifting patterns that are generated from processed sound files and react to environmental impulses." To get the full Chromosonic aesthetic experience, check out the video below!
Although the futuristic fabric is not yet used for wearable garments, Karpati continues to fine-tune her designs. Once Chromosonic is out on the market, I have a great feeling that this will make the coolest outfit for a night out on the town!