Blending safety with sexy Oh yes, with the age of space tourism upon us, space fashion looks set to become the next step into this infinite world of adventure.
One factor certain to drive the fashioncrazy towards space concepts is the superwealthy space tourists (reportedly paying Mulberry Bag
a minimum price of $200,000 per seat) who are set to make trips into orbit an everyday occurrence for those with deep pockets.
Last year Louis Vuitton held an exhibition at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris titled "The Temptation of Space" which included an installation by legendary French designer Philippe Starck.
David Jankowski, president and founder of DestinySpace, one of the organizations actively involved in the world of apparel for the final frontier, said space fashion is more than just a fad.
"Space fashion is important and will be in the next generation of space suits. I don't know how much we will see at the beginning because simpler versions of space attire are going to be what people are interested in," he said. "But there will be some sense of fashion involved. I would like something futuristic if I was going up into space."
Jankowski said the organizer of the space fashion shows, Misuzu Onuki, had gone to great lengths to prepare the shows, and they had attracted massive amounts of interest.
Forecasting that space travelers would soon become fashionconscious, Jankowski likened the situation to the beginnings mulberry clutch bags
of commercial air travel.
"Women had certain dresses and jackets to wear just for flying in the airplane. Back then it was Mulberry
this brand new experience and you had to dress for it."