Wednesday, October 1, 2014

COLOR TRENDS-Blues, Pastels-Outdoor Retailer S/S 2015

Part 8

Nautical references are always part of summery efforts for fashion labels.

FREEWATERS- Mimi-(lower) cotton canvas upper , jute wrap slip on with that comfy super pillow insole, vegan-water based glue, elastic fit for ez on/off
In the Outdoors World-the marine - navy references aren't as widespread but the salute to sartorial sailors…in footwear and apparel  are fresh S/S 2015 standouts in several collections…especially adrift amongst a sea of earth tones.
LOVEBOAT JUTE the crafty trim contrasts well with this boat shoe style, cotton canvas upper , jute wrap slip on with that comfy super pillow insole, vegan-water based glue, elastic fit for ez on/off

Helly Hansen's DNA is technical wear- sailing race attire. Lifestyle attire though is terrific and blessed with performance features-this women's LYNESS COAT rainwear-waterproof , windproof and breathable , fully seam sealed -lined hood, front center storm flap+ snap buttons, quick dry lining $160

Helly Hansen-Marstand Packable men's jacket…with navy/white stripe lining water/wind resistant -bluesign® certified-with YKK® zips, attached hood with striped lining in Navy version, packable in hand pocket-women's equivalent Marstand Rain Jacket $150 w

PASTELS always herald warmer temperatures…we are starting to see this color scheme-spill over into menswear now ---

SANUK sells shoes---real shoes now-with a vulcanized construction that still keeps the laid back label's vibe realized in nifty uppers.
Sailaway 2 easy slip-on canvas boat shoe-with slim stylish silhouette- removable premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive+molded arch support, Happy U rubber outsole-in Mint $60

Helly Hansen joining many other labels in retailing techy fitness sportswear collections  for Athleisure pursuits…Thalia Tank in Pink Shake $35 

From The North Face-the Dot Matrix Rain jackets-for guys and gals…$199…interesting color choices (IMO)
durable waterproof, lightweight----shoulder area is made for  for abrasive backstraps for example-body is super breathable-very neat with variable woven areas via the FuseForm technology fuses two fabrics into one----less weight-seams needed=longer wearing. $199

so pretty---Samantha Pleet-1000 Mile Wolverine collection-Lula full grin leather upper sandal in coral (right) $200-and Rose full grain leather upper in yellow $190…both leather lined, leather footbed, rubber outsole, cement construction

Ariat makes so many equestrian and western style boots and shoes that are fashion savvy ---AND---also showed these pretty LISA casual sandals with ankle strap---primo leather and nice details---with proprietary ATS® mid-level technology offering optimal stability and all day comfort…moisture wicking, gel cushioned footbed, outsoles that are city pavement ready, 

Oui, oui oui-from Palladium-sweet pastels= MACARON Collection colors (FYI-French meringue treats that are addictive)
Canvas-flex ballet, flex lace ($50 each), and Baggy high tops ($75)…in mouth watering shades of pistachio(pictured below), mango (pictured above), blueberry, lemon, rasberry, lavender

UN BLUE-Cornflower blue---sea blue--- similar unisex tones that we see in year round selections…with Spring like accent-trim colors of yellow orange and navy additions.

SPERRY Topsider-outdoor selections can be just has worthy of land only gals too…POINT BREEZE Strap Sandals Florescent yellow webbing secures feet in comfort-with a heel of patented shock absorbing ASV Technology™ and grippy underfoot outsole with Adaptive Wave Siping™ disperses water-$75

Point Breeze Sport in Angel Blue -water on land worthy-with a heel of patented shock absorbing  ASV Technology™ and grippy underfoot outsole with Adaptive Wave Siping™ disperses water---. Removable compression molded EVA footbed, nylon/mesh uppers for fast drying $90.
Cranky Jacket-NAU brightens up for urban bikers

NAU Performance Apparel---showed a new technical fabric for cycling commuters-the Cranky jacket is a hardshell made of recycled polyester knit face, a nylon backing and a polyurethane film lamination-3L waterproof, breathable with four way stretch, sealed seams, DWR finish and a drop down reflective tail, single hood adjustment in Baltic Blue. $300

Bergans of Norway---uses this Light Sea Blue throughout the S/S 2014 collection-ths Tafijord Short Sleeve shirt (there is a flattering female version too) lightweight slim shirt-quick drying, highly breathable button down.
SHERPA Adventure Gear's MERA  Jacket $99 (m+w)-wind/water resistant and stretchy-high collar with that distinctive zipper tab. cuff closures, articulated arm shapes-seams placed to avoid chafing under a pack/harness

minimalist trail runner-Vibram Five Fingers breathable upper-durable tread outsole -speed laces

Therma Rest---Sapphire blue/slate and in trendy green lime/slate -(more on that shade another post)…Treo™ Chair-strong composite tripod base with non-skid feet, durable 6000 series aluminum poles, ultra strong Dyneema sling sheds water-dries fast, folds up ez transport, 13" seat height-comfy too.

Part 1 Manly Snacks
Part 2 Energy on the go
Part 3 Glamping+Grilling
Part 4 Power Up -Stay Connected
Part 5 Grey is the New Black
Part 6 Solid and Saturated Colors