Sep 3 2013
Technological advancements are often overlooked in fashion. Many don’t realize that what can be produced today wasn’t possible in the past. Exploded prints and fabric blending were just ideas as was the 3D printing process, but today they’re the norm or are trending in that direction. What makes the advancements of today so different than yesteryear’s is how past advancements paved the way for what can be created today. The benchmarks that were set still stand against the test of time as fashion continues to move forward. This is evident in the SS14 collection from Rocky Mountain Featherbed.
The active, outdoor collection is inspired by the technology and designs of the 1970s. At that time, nylon was the most technologically advanced fabric so when clothing companies that specialized in outdoor wears got in touch with the fabric they became competitive, creating unique designs that differentiated themselves from their competitors. The Rocky Mountain Featherbed SS14 Collection pays homage to those designs with modern technology.
The five lines in the collection consist of four different specially made fabrics – the 60/40 cloth, Light Down, Packable Nylon Taffeta, and Light Duck. 60/40 cloth is composed of 60% cotton and 40% nylon, creating a lightweight and water-repellent fabric. Light Down is 93% Polish white goose down with a Nylon Taffeta 20D shell. Nylon Taffeta is a high-density nylon that is as water repellent as an umbrella, and is packable just like an umbrella. Lastly, light duck is a versatile fabric that can be worn up to the mid-summer.
Though the Rocky Mountain Featherbed SS14 Collection is retro in design, the technologically advanced collection set benchmarks for technical gear just like its predecessors in the 70s.
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