Source: former Twenty1F.com website:
Just forget fancy ipads, smart phones and wireless stuff; the future’s most innovative gadgets come in a strapless size 4. And we’re not talking about just any size 4. These fetching gowns will come complete with remote controls, global positioning systems and radio frequency identification tags, making catwalk shows look more like scenes from Mission Impossible than showcases of exclusive designer wear. Why? With the rapid merging of fashion and technology, future brands of haute couture will probably owe more to Cisco Systems than Coco Chanel.
Designers have been experimenting with innovative materials for years. Once-revolutionary synthetic fabrics such as polyester, Spandex, Gore-Tex and Ultrasuede are now used in a wide range of apparel and footwear. Recently, hip, Los Angeles-based denim designer Serfontaine Jeans started using DuPont’s Lycra T400, which is made from multicomponent yarns, to create stretch jeans that don’t lose their elasticity, thereby virtually eliminating the need for a belt.