Haute Pockets
March 12th, 2006

Today’s Sunday Source section in the Washington Post reports the growing ‘Business of Stashing Stuff in Style.’ Intense focus, is described within the fashion industry on how to facilitate tasteful dressers in carrying their 21st century gadgets around with them in style. A picture gallery in included with the report.

Heavies in both the academics of fashion design and the digital industry have weighed in on the haute pocket challenge:

“There’s a lot of conversation around here when students are developing work: ‘What is the best place for the pocket?’ ” says Tim Gunn, the fashion design department chair at Parsons the New School for Design, who is better known these days as the dapper adviser on “Project Runway.” “You would think it was cancer research.”

Well, not quite. But research is at the core of many recent developments related to pocket design. Under its “Made for iPod” initiative, Apple has invited businesses to develop items — everything from backpacks to boxer shorts — that are compatible with the little MP3 player that could.

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