11 November 2008

High Function








I always wonder what the future of fashion will be, indeed the long envisioned ideas of technologically advanced garments have long been a topic for science fiction. From Marty McFly's self drying jumpsuit, to the futuristic gizmos and gadgetry that were second nature to The Jetsons. Whilst the most remarkable of technological advances in fashion have been far more subtle than those created by writers and artists, it seems we come ever closer to those whimsical and fascinating inventions.

With their latest Harajuku exclusive line, 'High Function', Oakley have created clothing that make childhood ideas all the more real. Whilst there are by now a number of brands that have created winter wear fused with the latest music player technology, Oakley's latest designs stood out to me. Their classic winter designs are far from being gimcrack or gaudy, their unassuming quality and functionality is what I find interesting. Hidden within are actually high tech waterproof fabrics and auxillary ports and hidden pockets for the gadgets of today's snowboarder. For some reason this understated yet technological fashion is far more appealing than the designs of movie magic...albeit not as cool.

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16 comments:

  1. i left you an award on my blog. go get it.. :)
    i love pieces of clothing that serves it's function too. auxillary ports? too cool.

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  2. I just wonder how warm these clothing pieces are. I think I'd like them today. We had a bit of an ice storm last night.

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  3. Weren't magnets the MO of the one of the designers on Project Runway season 3...whatever...I just want my self lacing Nike's!

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  4. Love this post :) if not just for the mention of Marty McFly!

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  5. I'm not yet into functional fashion but no doubt it will become mainstream one of those days.

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  6. I am very excited for snowboarding coming up. I have magnet buttons on my snowboarding jacket. They're a lot kooler than they sound.

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  7. love functional outfit if the created to my style, great jacket!!!

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  8. Makes it perfect for wintersports!

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  9. i'd love this for duncan......he'd look so gorgeous in this : )

    great post!

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  10. haha did your header tag line always say that? I've never noticed it. Keep it on the down low, but I'm a superhero too..
    We should totally get together and discuss world saving some time.

    Cool clothes and pics, although so wintery and I am going into summer here. So confusing.

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  11. Ooooh, self drying jumpsuit. Neat!

    And thanks for backing me up on Keanu. ;)

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  12. Oakley tries hard, and this is the best line I've seen from them yet. They're paying attention to trends, and setting a few new ones.

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  13. cool items, well designed an functional too

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