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High tech fashion to dazzle and correct posture

IF you think you are just looking at a pretty woman in a pretty dress, you have to see how she really lights up the audience.

Tina was one of the dazzling stars of high tech fashion at CES 2017 - one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows.

Flora is the culmination of months of work combining engineering and fashion design which focuses on the intersection of music, lighting and beautiful handcrafted garments.

And it was enough to have Nick Verreos, of Project Runway fame, simply raving.

The high-fashion couture dress in the House of Light collection was designed by Maria Orduz Pinto with Nabeel Khan of Zyris Software.

"It integrates several cutting edge pieces of technology,'' Nabeel told us.

That ranged from laser cutting for the top to embedded microcontrollers to activate the lights.

He said the dress was a proof of concept for something that would ultimately include biometric sensors for things like heart rate.

Nick Verreos checks out the laptop pockets.
Nick Verreos checks out the laptop pockets. Mark Furler

The FashionWare show highlights some of the most forward thinking high-tech wearables, including a men's jacket with no less than 29 pockets.

The two front inside pockets can each hold a laptop.

"Twenty nine pockets, it's crazy,'' Verreos exuded in a chat with Australian Regional Media.

He also loved a bike helmet with LED lights to indicate turns with music and phone call abilities from within the helment via a phone.

The FashionWare the work of designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen
The FashionWare the work of designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen Mark Furler

If you fall down on your bike, the LED lights will give out SOS signals.

Another dress features lights that display in accordance with your heartbeat.

"If your heartbeat is little slow, it's just little trickling lights.

"But if you are really excited, honey it's a disco ball of a dress.''

Another outfit has sensors which give off vibrations if you are slouching.

The BeautyTech Summit also showed off the models checking using the YouCam Makeup app.

The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen
The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen Mark Furler

The app provides virtual cosmetics and was designed so that, using facial mapping technology, people can try on dozens makeup products from the comfort of their own homes.

The writer travelled to CES in Las Vegas as a guest of Samsung Australia