The clothes of the future will be so cheap
that every young woman will be able to follow the fashions
promptly, and there will be plenty of fashions. Artificial silk that
is superior to natural silk is now made of wood pulp. It shines
better than silk. I think that the silk worm barbarism will go in
fifty years, just as the indigo of India went with the production of
indigo in German laboratories.
"I was thinking of something
more in earth tones"
Clothes not only make the man,
but the era–especially if the clothes in question forego wool,
cotton and silk in favour of
rayon, nylon, dacron and any of a host of
But what would clothing look
like in the 21st century? Would it be dignified
suits set off with a crisp Windsor knot? A charming summer dress
suitable for country luncheon? Perhaps something in a
herringbone tweed? Or perhaps light-weight, metallic suits for men and
shiny, metallic dresses for the ladies. Metallic dresses and suits fit
surrounding the hips and/or the hems of sleeves and skirts.
Nope. None of these
even got a look in, and with no Chanel or
around to anticipate the forthcoming trends, there were some pretty
bizarre predictions. If the
prognosticators had any say, it was going to be overgrown footie
jammies for men, miniskirts for women, and something in
stainless steel for the style-conscious automaton.