Tine Beez, graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, launches her "Fashion meets Technology" active wear collection on May 20, 2010 at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
The collection, inspired by the mountaineer George Mallory (1886 - 1924), combines natural fibre with Nano-technology and the latest fabric innovation to create a functional but visually striking range whose roots are firmly in the outdoors.
In her collection, Tine uses many of the features in Mallory's clothing to inspire her own range of natural designs that are enhanced using the latest technologies to provide the ultimate in style, comfort, performance and entertainment.
Despite Mallory's attempt to concur Everest being almost 100 years ago, and that his outfit was made using only natural materials, tests have shown that it was more advanced than many of today's sports and mountain wear.
The Fashion meets Technology collection is made only using natural fibres and practical design features ensure freedom of movement, warmth, and ventilation. Natural healing fibres such as Milk-Pearl and Aloe Vera help moisturize the skin and stimulate blood circulation in the outfit's inner layers while Nano-technology is used to enhance wind protection and waterproofing in the outer layers without changing the fabric's natural properties.
Shock absorbent pads from d3o are integrated into the garments to assist in safety and accident prevention. This specially engineered material uses intelligent molecules that lock together upon impact to offer cutting edge technologies in body protection.
Meanwhile Fibertronics' internal iPod cable system allows the wearer to keep their iPod safely in zip-locked pockets while easily accessible control panels provide the latest features in portable audio entertainment.