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October 6, 2003 Issue

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You're not still wearing suits to meetings, are you? How terribly 20th century. One fashion label is growing in stylishly draped leaps and bounds, based on the premise that smart casual is the new business wear—and not just for dotcommers or advertising creatives. Fashion Active Laboratory (FAL) is the welcome invention of Jeffrey Grubb, a fitness trainer turned designer, whose mix-and-match, low-maintenance collections are a road warrior's dream: no more messing about with hotel irons or lugging that suit satchel on to the plane.

Described as "contemporary interactivewear," many of FAL's clothes are made of cashmere or...

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