A Dutch-designed anti-wrinkle bra that can iron out crinkly cleavages as a woman sleeps, and a smart Slovenian brassiere whose foam cups expand with body heat when the wearer works out or flirts, are amid innovations at Salon International de la Lingerie, a fashion show to be held January 23 through 25, 2010 in Paris.

“High-tech’s playing a growing role in underwear,” said the fair’s fashion manager Sophie Morin. “Take ultra-sounds for example, now used as well as laser technology to cut and construct garments without seaming or stitching.”

Also touted is a range of French lingerie called Milkshake in a fabric made of milk proteins that contains 10 amino acids to hydrate the skin.

The cupless anti-wrinkle bra designed by Decollete is supposed to be thrown on at bedtime keeping breasts apart to prevent the formation of feared crinkles that appear in the night.

The smart bra from Slovenia’s Lisca boasts cups made of memory foam that ebbs and flows with body-heat — a NASA patented technology from the 1960s.

[Source: AFP/Knack Weekend.be]