|hanging out....at the SIA trade show|
words/images Judith Ecochard
There are several outdoor focused brands that specialize in garments/accessories made from merino wool---because of the technical benefits and sustainable angle of that yarn...
|Charlotte Crew Neck Dress 100% Ultra-Fine Merino Wool|
But as far as the sheer glam potential of functional merino wool sweaters and base layers, often made of blends with other performance materials or silk...
|SHARDS-1/4 Zip-Nicole Miller/Neve|
NEVE--- a Colorado based company---offers up the most wearable/fashionable knits we saw at the SIA show---and in NYC---with that fab collaboration with Nicole Miller.
|men's too-Parker-near right 1/4 Zip sweater 100% Ultra-Fine Merino, Landen-2nd left-1/4 zip sweater Performance Sport Blend|
WITH super soft and cozy/comfy hand feel, the durable Merino Wool yarns are specially sourced from Australia and New Zealand---and are exactingly knitted, and sometimes blended- with other materials (Spandex, long-staple cotton, lambs wool, silk, polyester)-in terrific patterns and colors.
ALL with amazing fits---THAT HAVE TO BE TRIED ON TO APPRECIATE, IMO.
|SPORT-Hailey (l) Julia (r) 1/4 zip sweater-100% Ultra-Fine Merino|
Neve's designs are versatile additions to anyone's wardrobe-whether that includes alpine or urban jaunts...no wonder Oprah's O Magazine anointed a Neve sweater as one of their favorite "things"...
|Lindsey-1/4 Zip sweater-performance sport blend-with high performance textured polyester yarns|
...and for 2012/2013 the Sport, Après Nordic, Roam, and Prima Belle collections for women---that includes satchels and totes that matchy match up...
|Lila-1/4 zip + Orly -full zip--100% ultra-fine merino wool|
|Zoe-back- 1/4 Zip 100% ultra-fine merino wool|
|Allegra-1/4 zip sweater -performance sport blend|
|full zip 100% ultra fine merino|
Après Nordic-contemporary designs inspired by traditional patterns ...
|Karin -full zip sweater 100% ultra-fine merino|
|Ava- 1/4 zip sweater 100% ultra-fine merino|
|crew neck dress 100% ultra-fine merino|
|Ella open neck dress 100% ultra-fine merino|
Prima Belle are layering pieces that can be worn on their own---
|Ultra-Fine Merino Wool/Silk Blend---fun nostalgic prints on 1/4 zip sweaters- Gondola (l) and Chamonix (r)|
|Lucy-Stretch French Terry -back view on a full zip jacket|
|Traverse top and pant-polyester spandex blend|
|no chafing-flat seams|
|Spindrift Top-1/4 zip super-fine merino blend|
|Cirque Pant-super fine merino blend-works as base layers-or leggings under long top|
|Cortina 1/4 zip top ultra-fine Merino wool/silk blend|
|Courchevel-1/4 zip top ultra-fine merino wool/silk blend|
|Ski Racer-1/4 zip top ultra-fine merino wool/silk blend|
|Gondola-1/4 zip top ultra-fine merino wool/silk blend|
|Grace Hat-acrylic ---|
Carry it all around in style-with haulers that can hold a lot.
|MIA-weekender bag and tote-sturdy with leather trim|
INFO- E-Commerce- Store Locator: www.nevedesigns.com
|Hildi Bag-in 3 other colors too-Merino wool with leather straps|