inflight travel clothes

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 September, 2007, 12:00am

Innovative travel-friendly textiles now make it easier than ever to arrive at your destination looking as stylish as when you set out.

Rohan's ultra-light (410 grams) tailored women's travel linen jacket (GBP79.50/HK$1,200; is perfect for warm-weather travel. The linen is mixed with synthetics to create a cool, crease-resistant fabric. Pair with the matching skirt (GBP55.50), with a comfortable wide waistband and hidden pocket for cash or credit cards, and which weighs only 340 grams. Both offer sun protection of SPF 15.

Another trick to arriving looking cool and composed is to change your clothing just before landing. En-day carries T-Box's innovative travel separates vacuum-packed in micro parcels. The cotton compressed blouse (US$40; measures 20cm by 7.5cm when packed into a cone shape.

Boden has an elegant deep V-necked silk crinkle top (GBP39.00; that weighs a mere 90 grams and 'thrives on being scrunched up in a suitcase'.

For the environmentally conscious traveller, Dreamsacks recently unveiled the Journey Range, made from sustainable bamboo fibre. The three-quarter-sleeve top (US$36; and matching long pants (US$52) are suitable for casual travel wear.

Diane von Furstenberg may not seem like the first choice for practical travel wear but the pure cashmere Linda wrap dress in Miro flowers (left; US$650; does not wrinkle and is amazingly light and comfortable to wear. Besides, if looking this elegant doesn't get you upgraded, nothing will.