Rainbow Winters is a cutting edge fashion label with a technological inclination and a futuristic vibe. As part of the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear capsule collection, the label is pioneering specialized fabrics that are reactive to sunlight and water meaning you will be able to wear a brightly coloured detailed dress for work and won’t have to go home to change before going out for the evening, as when nighttime begins to fall the dress will drain of its colour, creating a new look for the evening.
Amy Winters, the woman at the helm of the futuristic label, describes her designs as ‘wearable works of art.’ Her background is in theatre and ‘smart textiles’ and her current collection, which is based around a tropical rainforest theme, clearly encompasses both of these. As well as developing specialist inks that react to sunlight and water, the label has also created a sound reactive dress that is reminiscent of a tropical storm, and has serious ‘wow’ factor. Branching out from ready-to-wear, Winters has also developed futuristic apparel that has been showcased farther afield. Fabrics woven from fibre optics and LEDs to create illuminated dresses and holographic fabrics were used as part of Paris Fashion Week last season. I’m hoping the expansion continues and this fabulously futuristic brand can one day be found on the high street. For now, though, you’ll have to book a visit to the Rainbow Winters show room if you want to shop the SS2011 capsule collection.
You can discover more on the Rainbow Winters website.