Performance Couture

Walzer, Emily
December 2005
SGB;Dec2005, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p24
Trade Publication
The article offers a look at the use of functional clothing in fashion in the U.S. A new trend is emerging with the alignment of the world of fashionable and functional clothing. This trend is driven by two factors. On one hand, textile makers look for broader markets, while stylish consumers seek comfort in all aspects of their wardrobes. This has led to materials originally engineered for bike shorts and back country adventures to be used in evening gowns and elegant tailored men's suits.


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