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CES 2015: Hi-tech fashion at CES

Hi-tech and high fashion have always been closely intertwined.

And these days, being seen with the right gadget or using the right app is as important as knowing that stripes are out and dots are in or that beards are big and bushy this season.

Elsewhere on the show floor, we've seen how companies are putting in a lot of effort to make wearable technology a little more inconspicuous than what's on offer right now.

Could hi-tech fashion really break through?

Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman went along to a fashion show at CES that demonstrated both some hi-tech clothes as well as some very advanced ways that they were made.

Image caption Designed by Ultimaker, these shoes took 30 hours to print. The firm sells 3D printed garments and accessories online but also gives away free files for those wishing to print the designs themselves
Image caption This Ultimaker dress is 213cm long and contains 191 panels of 3D-printed material
Image caption Designer Judy Tomlinson models her creation Zazzi - the rectangular screen can be turned into a necklace pendant, bracelet or ring. The screen is made of e-paper and while the display is a rather basic black and white it can display photos taken with the wearer's smartphone
Image caption British designer Rainbow Winters used photochromic ink on this hand-rinted dress. It changes colour when exposed to UV light (including rays from sunlight)
Image caption Ms Winters has also made another environmentally-activated dress. Instead of light, this puffball dress reacts to different sounds.
Image caption Lots of the fashion garments displayed on the Fashionware catwalk at CES featured LED lights. Designer Robert Tu said the challenge was to make them brighter. "Power constraints are our biggest challenge," he said. "More bright equals more power"

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