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Friday, February 11, 2005

Is FutureFashion the Future of Fashion?

As New York City immersed itself in Fashion Week, a novel fashion revue captured special attention. FutureFashion highlighted designs that featured recycled and organic fabrics. Less about technology than about sustainability and environmental awareness, FutureFashion featured the works of such noted designers as Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Daryl K and Diane von Furstenberg.

The show featured pieces made out of organic wool, bamboo and hemp, as well as less orthodox materials such as recycled polyester.

For those seeking something more technologically oriented, Technology Enabled Clothing has received a patent for a "personal area network" -- essentially a jacket or vest in which the wearer can store and network a variety of personal electronic devices. Wires can be run throughout the garmet, enabling each device to interact and receive power.

Sources: TreeHugger, Smart Mobs