If it is possible to do, I’ve fallen in love with a fabric, a fabric so different from what I’ve normally been attracted to that I’m surprised, yet hooked. As a child of the 70’s, I’m surprised to see myself smitten with a synthetic fiber, and must admit that I was originally skeptical when introduced to it. Yet, I am currently contemplating giving away many of my clothes and basing a smaller, easier wardrobe around this incredibly versatile fabric. Let me introduce you.
‘Techno’ was first shown to me by Katrin Noon at Spirithouse a couple of years ago. A microfiber knit, this fabric reminded me of nothing I had known before. It seemed to be able to handle interesting cuts, both full and slim, had enough stretch to smooth out my bumpier parts, and looked as great in colors as in my staple of black. But I thought, “Me? In a fabric called ‘techno’?” Not so much.