A survey conducted by hi-tech fabric supplier WL Gore & Associates Inc has revealed that popular materials such as leather, denim and cotton will soon feature increased functionality, such as four-season versatility and high-performance. The survey polled 3500 designers, general merchandisers, retailers, buyers and manufacturers on their predictions for the future of the style industry and resulted with 73 per cent of those who took part replying that consumers would demand stylish fashions with added function.