Saturday, June 2, 2012

SKEA OUTERWEAR 2012/13-High End, Fashionable Performance Apparel

TECHNICAL OUTERWEAR WITH CHIC URBAN STYLE 


SIA/DENVER

words/images Judith Ecochard

From a tiny booth-with apparel that literally stopped us in our tracks--- years ago at a NYC tradeshow---to an enormous space on the Denver Convention Center floor---SKEA is a female led brand that clothes sophisticated customers---with apparel that wonderfully personifies the MO of lifestyle/active outerwear!


Highlights:


For après ski-urban sportswear --- knee length, stretch tech, waterproof insulated (Thinsulate) coats---



Black Stretch and bronze trim
SUKI- Thinsulate Supreme (100 grams), 10,000 MVP/WP stretch tech-with contrast trim, zip chest and hand warmer pockets, removable hood with snap off trim,  Textured element tough fabric is great. $558-$848
Options-for most styles include different trims (faux fur, fur---or none).


Machu sleeve design

powder skirt, inner pocket
Machu back design
MACHU is a limited edition sporty insulated stretch tech parka (with matching pants "Pichu")...with very pretty Peruvian inspired bean stitch embroidery design on back, sleeve, and shoulder. $738-$878

















With Thinsulate Flex insulation -10,000 WP/MVP, helmet compatible zip off hood, inner powder skirt, underarm zips for venting, welded seams, critical seams taped, inner cuffs with thumb holes---and inner pockets...made for on and off the slopes.







Machu in white-back


Pichu Pant



Pichu Pant-Peruvian bean stitch embroidery on right leg and back yoke, Thinsulate Flex insulation, waterproof/breathable, adjustable side waist belts, articulated knees, gripper elastic snow cuffs, critical seams taped





Cargo style ski pants-10,000 MVP/WP, Thinsulate Flex FX 40, adjustable side waist belts, articulated knees, gripper elastic snow cuffs, critical seams taped...


cute pockets
Low slung ski pants-with modern fits are sleek/flattering, not baggy...yet stretch for ease of movement- and protect against the cold rain and snow.


Sleek-classic stretch tuxedo style ski pant-with matching or contrast side stripe...tight fit flatters but with performance features like Thinsulate Flex insulation, waterproof/breathable, adjustable side waist belts, articulated knees, gripper elastic snw cuffs, critical seams taped


Stretch Cargo-














































Thinsulate Flex insulation, waterproof/breathable, adjustable side waist belts, articulated knees, gripper elastic snw cuffs, critical seams taped
REIN-back pocket mountain design stitching on pocket-jeans style ski pants




















DEUX Parka-Sporty Insulated stretch tech parka with bronze ripstop trim. Toasty warm with Thinsulate Supreme, 10,000 MVP/WP stretch tech, helmet compatible, SKE blazer patch, inner powder skirt...snap off hood trim.





CONTE Jacket $558-insulated stretch tech parka-features Thinsulate Flex, 10,000 WP/MVP stretch tech, modern black waterproof exposed zippers, welded seams, critical seams taped, SKEA blazer patch, helmet compatible zip-off hood, inner powder skirt, underarm zips for ventig, inner pockets, cuffs with thumb holes, flattering princess seams-pictured in a pretty purple Royal color

high collar snaps up for extra protection




ANGIE

One of our top picks-of the entire show-SKEA's equestrian utilitarian style ANGIE - parka $548-in several colors-with different trim options. High tech fashion will keep wearers warm with Thinsulate Supreme, 10,000 MVP/WP, snap and zip front military zip front, cargo and zip pockets, contrast ripstop trim, SKEA blazer patch---very elegant.
Contrast back detail-ANGIE






Concert-insulated trench $548

Insulated Trench-CONCERT  fingertip length city trench with flattering fit, zip front with large hidden snaps on asymmetrical front placket, fold back sleeve cuffs, shirttail he,


zip front with large hidden snaps on asymmetrical front placket

nice interior lining







REESE-with contrast lining, inner powder skirt, underarm  vent zips, bottom  draw-cord, snap off collar, bronze ripstop trim plenty of pockets-$418

The Down Sport collection, as the name implies, is insulated with prime goose downing a DWR Teflon finish  nylon microfiber shell. Warmth without the bulk---in many terrific colors.


helmet compatible hood, bold contrast zippers

mountain jacquard ribbon detail on snow flap


 warm- with 100% prime goose down insulation
























CHLOE-with removable trim $482-$698


ski pass arm pocket with SKEA blazer patch


Chloe-seveal color options

Chloe-metllics including bronze and silver 

more------colors are great---and even bright tones are keepers, not one season sensations





COCO-long 100% prime down coat with puffy collar $658




warmth without the bulk-to wear alone or layered-DIANA sport down lightweight with mountain peak quilting, 2 zip pockets and zip front with stand up collar=multi-sport perfect $358

great lining

JOANNA (L) and SONJA (R)-super lightweight, packable-100% prime goose down insulation with mountain jacquard ribbon detail, packs into pocket pillow-$284-$299

pocket pillows are jackets/vests when snapped out

BOBBI-sport down lightweight vest-with contrast lining...100% prime goose down insulation, center front and pocket zips, exclusive mountain quilt quilting-wear alone or layer $318



ZOE sport mid weight jacket with Thinsulate Supreme insulation, exclusive SKEA mountain jacquard ribbon detai, zip front pockets, princess lines with diamond quilting pattern. $218

COCO-long down coat with 100% prime goose down insulation lined with fire nylon microfiber, chevron quilt lines, side gusset zips, cuff gusset zips $658

hood rolls down into shirred collar


The City Tech collection has three different fabrics used throughout the outerwear separates -jackets/coats:

...a wool made of 60% recycled wool (and polyester, viscose...) a water resistant wool or velvet with DWR coating (3000WP/3000 MVP)

...Velvet-a very glamourous take made of cotton/tencel with DWR treatment (2000WPW/2000MVP)

...Lambskin leather that is machine wash in cold water/gentle cycle/hang dry (wow).



TOUR JACKET-with removable inner liner---water resistant wool with removable Tahitian pearl quilt liner---warm with Thinsulate Supreme insulation in snap out liner -that can be worn alone too.

peak at liner---can be worn alone-it's long sleeve too

back details

SKEA blazer patch on left sleeve

faux suede trim



FJORD JACKET-City tech down parka-water resistant wool with Tahitian Pearl trim, jacquard lining, insulation of 100% prime goose down, high back collar, optional fur trims-collar snaps off, Black or Grey-pictured below.




nice patterned lining too



IDA COAT-modern trench style...water resistant wool with Tahitian Pearl trim, Jacquard lining, fingertip length city trench, CF zip with asymmetric flap, large hidden snaps down front, blazer patch on left sleeve and fold back sleeves

large hidden snaps down front-









ASH VEST ($258)-black wool/Tahitian pearl lining or grey wool/Tahitian pearl lining---City Tech vest with snap closure insulated with 100% prime goose down, blazer patch on bottom left front





snap off  trim collar


OSLO Jacket ($568-$748) is pure luxury-water resistant velvet with antique gold jacquard lining with 100% prime goose down insulation. High back collar.
Blazer patch on left sleeve



STAGE-velvet modern trench water resistant-with antique gold jacquard lining. Warm with Thinsulate Supreme insulation $598-$758

antique gold jacquard lining
STAGE-fingertip length, large snaps down front, fold up sleeves, snap off trim on hood




TORIL VEST-water resistant velvet shell with antique gold jacquard lining -insulated with 100% prime goose down, simple snap closure, blazer patch on bottom left $299













pocket detail -classic aviator style-on the ISABELLA/DAKIN


ISABELLA $1298-$1498-down filled leather coat insulated with 100% prime goose down -with removable collar, -men's version too 




men's version-DAKIN $1298




GLORY-cinched waist, snap off trim

GLORY-A SKEA Hooded CLASSIC!!!-Amaretta Faux microfiber suede with Thinsulate Supreme insulation. $698-$988

hood stays up rolls down as a huh collar

we like the long zipped sleeves


Velboa Hoodie-zip front, pouch pocket, satin lined hoodie-super soft faux fur...in cream velboa or rabbit velboa...




PEBBLES faux fur vests---hood closure, satin lining-easy layer piece to wear loose or belted...






turtleneck sweater -body mapping contrast knit made of 100% merino wool-natural performance -and super soft


Merino Wool-zip sweater, mock neck, leather strap detail around neck

Kids styles too---unisex JAMIE JACKET ($258) for boys and girls insulated with Thinsulate parka, with helmet compatible hood.







Jesse Pant ($158) for boys/girls-cargo style ski pant critical taped seams, adjustable side waist belts
















back pockets, gripper elastic snow cuffs

color/print assortment for Jesse Pant



MEN's get some SKEA-'simple' versions- with a few select jackets-the Dakin leather down jacket-pictured prior...
GCB-sporty stretch tech parka with contrast trim and zippers-warm with Thinsulate Flex, 10,000WP/MVP...waterproof exposed zippers, critical seams taped, helmet compatible zipp off hood, inner powder skirt, and underarm zips, Clean modern style



CAVAN waterproof breathable 


JOE PANT-cargo ski pant, Thinsulate Flex FX 40 grams insulation




















adjsutable waist tabs, articulated knees, gripper elastic snow cuffs, hip pockets, 

CAVAN waterproof, breathable, critical seams taped, Thinsulate insulated-removable helmet compatible hood, pocket inner-and out







ACCESSORIES-hats, trapper hats



This jacket was made with an amazing fabric---is so limited edition-it isn't even in the Lookbook....
powder skirt, inner pockets


thumbholes on inner cuffs