Flu season for many means rushing for vitamins and vaccinations. Olivia Ong’s “Glitterati” clothing line offers casually stylish dresses and jackets that can protect the wearer from these health threats. This is an apt example of functional clothing when fashion does something more than just making the wearer look good. Functional garments are those garments that can perform multiple functions apart from just their aesthetics and basic protection of the wearer. These belong to the application area of technical textiles and are specifically designed/engineered to deliver functionality or performance to the wearer, beyond the fundamental garment functions. The functionality of these garments might vary from design to design, ranging from medicine, nanotechnology, biotechnology, computing, physics, etc.