Digital and 3D printing advances ---pump up visual fabrics and materials- enlivening footwear, athletic/outdoor apparel and gear for S/S 2015.
One way to refresh carry-over items from prior seasons…spraying on the splashy and subtle visible treatments can also quickly grab eyeballs when introducing new products.
Déja vu all over again-there were scores of prints with antecedents dating back to indigenous tribal designs, the early 20th century Cubist, Color Block and Optic Art movements of Picasso, Donald Judd and Vasarely, the 60's explosive Pop Art era …right up to 80's graphic designs by 'underground/graffiti/tattoo legends like Keith Haring, Sailor Jerry, and the Italian Memphis Art group.
|CAT® Footwear COLLAB with UK based CAMILLE WALALA-deliver these fab shoes… strappy silver metallic leather slides on great patterned footbed for S/S 2015. A style that elevates the hippy staple now worthy of hipsters.|
|Men's get the show-stopping graphics more discreetly-as part of the tongue of this Colorado boot|
|women's Restless Hi Walala|
|Restless Walala and Restless Hi Walala get punchy designs all over|
|durable outsoles…utilitarian underpinnings =winning fashion-comfort!|
We expect these shoes/boots to be scooped up by same buyers -a sizable cult-that scoop up kicks by cutting edge designer Jeremy Scott for Adidas
|Slip-ons $120 Jeremy Scott for Adidas |
It's been awhile since we reviewed the eco minded CUSHE…AND so much as happened with this shoe brand---now part of Wolverine Worldwide.
Deftly fusing it's British and So Cal. surfer vibes is creative director Martin Dean-for Cushe S/S 2015 shoes. Colorful and comfy-the new KICKS Collection had us gushing to Textile Insight Eds… about the artful mesh upper overlays in multiple designs for women and men.
|CUSHE-Women's Shakra-lace up sneaker hybrid in mauve/ombre pictured above… suede overlays. Comfort onboard via removable EVA advanced memory foam cushioning=Cushe Mellow. PU removable footbed,Textile lining. Vegan.|
|SHAKRA-red woven, and blue woven overlays-the Vibram outsoles are colorful too-lightweight moulded EVA with mosaic designs. Delivers with 2nd set of laces.|
|TPR outsole-1 ⅛" heel height|
|Sidewalk Surfer-Shorty with soft canvas lining, high rebound molded premium EVA footbed -w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive, Happy U rubber outsole. $60. 4 tiny grommets on heel|
OGIO----reached out to us for a look-see and boy, were we impressed with there tricked out backpacks, gear, and luggage designed for active humans…a big collection that is more than those acclaimed golf bags we see resting on carts+courses.
|Motorcross Gear bus would make any traveller happy with great features|
|Quantum Cool moisture wicking fabric gets pointillist treatment in pretty Spring colors - 180s capris…with UPF 50+, wide flattering waistband---|
|front zip placed so as not to chafe, low profile fit for swim, bike, run-rear fuel pockets SPF 50+|
|smartly engineered do compressive fit w/ adjustable waistband won't sink in the water---legs hold without digging in, sweat zones - for long bikes make big difference|
|also from Sugoi-painterly capris-with flattering wide waistband that are so comfy-running/gym wear, reflective logo pop|
GORE RUNNING uses advanced materials from its namesake company -in its smartly made separates for hard core, trail and the more recreational runner/fitness types with and eye on style.
S/S 2015 dials up the prints with SUNLIGHT LADY pieces for summertime...
|Sunlight Lady Print Shorts-stretchy+lightweight with concealed back pocket, comfy elastic waistband-adjusts with flat cord, reflective front logo-layer over tights for cooler temps.|
|cute-LL Bean skorts-stretchy, moisture wicking UPF+50-flattering wide waistband, interior hidden pocket-|
|women's TERREX Endless Mountain Bermuda $135-made to move FORMOTION™ -in a four way stretch, 90% recycled poly material with moisture wicking , fast drying properties, great hand feel . DWR too.|
|¾ length-climb, hike or hangout in these-back zip pocket|
|women's AGRAVIC WIND Jacket $170 Climastorm® protects vs wind+light rain in this fitted jacket made to move via FORMTION™---runners will appreciate no interference with arm motion.|
|zipped side pocket-ripstop poly-durability|
|Mesh strap at back for sweat wicking, breathability+lightness.|
|Men's EDO Printed Light Wind Jacket $90 Climastorm® wind +light run protection…adjustable hood, 2 hand pockets, 1 chest pocket. In bold orange. Stuff it in a backpack or good way start a run in cooler temps...|
Compression wear has embraced neon solids for a few years-especially in calf sleeves+socks compression options we see perking up triathlon and marathon racing outfits.
|Skins engineered gradient compression supports active types+stabilizes muscles…plus moisture wicking, body temp regulating, 50+UV protection in non-mesh areas...|
|women's Speed Crop-removable cups, power mesh racer back for freedom of movement+ventilation, smooth, soft elastic under bust provides extra support+moisture management|
|mesh details… look good and function to ventilate heat out|
|pretty racerback-reflective logo pop|
|Women's capri tights-elastic waistband with internal draw cord for a customized fit, internal key pocket, reflective accents|
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 ColorsNature Real and Artful