Friday, October 31, 2014

BIKE+FITNESS APPAREL-TRENDS Part 1 Outdoor Retailer SS15

Helly Hansen, Nau,  Adidas Outdoors 


Fitness and bike apparel for city dwellers who ride to work-continued to gobble up precious floor space at the most recent Outdoor Retailer SS 2015…with separates by broadly outdoors and niche- focused labels showing multi-tasking separates.

A given for all-technical fabrics that breath-moisture wick or repel the weather elements,  anti-odor-easy clean properties, tight weaves that block out the sun's rays, reflective details, and silhouettes cut for those on the go.

HELLY HANSEN
drawstring waist, attached hood,

Helly Hansen's Training=W. ASPIRE JACKET-is a lightweight, stylish jacket with X-Cool quick drying fabric that sheds wind+rain. The high shine print on the interior creates a subtle lace-like aesthetic on the semi-transparent exterior=form and function-articulated sleeves, YKK® zips,  $100
Helly Hansen Training=M. Pace Block Jacket -X-Cool weather repelling  w/ laser cut ventilation at back, quick dry mesh under arm, reflective pops, articulated arms, YKK® zips, chest key pocket $160 over Pace Mesh X-Cool quick dry fabric-full mesh back+arms, UPF+40 $35, Pace 2-in-1 shorts X-Cool quick dry fabric, stretchy w/ side mesh panels, soft inner tights, adjustable elastic waist, reflective pops $60

NAU's modern outdoors commuter chic collection is utterly wearable…and our fav go to label for city clothes that can withstand the eyebrow arching judgmental scrutiny of the fashionistas we deal with in our other lives.
feather weight-collar w/full zip goes  up  and collar snap closure up high to repel wind, , zip side pocket-Slight Shirt-Opal $145
made of recycled polyester ripstop w/ DWR finish
BONUS POINTS-not only designed for movers who might be be traveling to work via bicycles-off to some office, the fabrics are sustainable-often recycled materials, and beyond durable…we wear a jacket from seasons ago all the time, layering under when cold...
pleated back elegant, dropped hem great for cycling coverage
Poncho Via -Oasis-adjustable hood, pleated back, built in waist enhancer $275
Men's Cranky jacket in Baltic $325-recycled polyester knit faces, , nylon backing, +polyurethane film lamination=3L weatherproof , DWR finish+seams sealed-very techy hardshell w/ offset waterproof zipper,  and wind flap.

2 way adjustable hood that zips into collar, under arm  die-cut vents, reflective panel can be hidden away via an innovative drawcord hem, velcro cuffs on the sleeves…
Succinct Trench-weatherproof w/ herringbone weave+heathered yarn-menswear inspired look-with high snap collar +snap off hood shuts out wind/rain, adjustable waist/cuffs love cape heather color

adjustable belt with reflective tape turned it one way----

snaps open when on bike-reflective tape revealed







center back hem vent snaps open reveals reflective tape
Riding Jacket -Men's urban biker to office perennial classic-updated with new reflective tape+travel focused details  $235
blazer inspired silhouette-made of recycled polyester and polyester double weave soft-shell-lightweight+quick drying
collar flipped up reveals reflective tape



STUNNING-Repose Tank Dress -Repose collection all made of MicroModal® (sustainable) w/ spandex jersey fabrications=soft elegant drape

Parisian polish with pleated back draping-halter back-w/ built in shelf bra
 new tops from Repose collection all made of MicroModal® (sustainable) w/ spandex jersey fabrications=soft elegant drape…V Neck tank w/ pretty should pleats  in Geranium $60
Repose Maltye Top $68 cap sleeves-can tie it in back for closer fit...
Illume Cowl short sleeve

Tech-Nique Skirt-Caviar $90-recycled poly+poly stretch woven fabrics -lightweight -love to lines so flattering ---asymmetrical hems functional too-allows for movement-reflective tape accents+offset zipper
Plaid Agascar S/S shirt-in baltic plaid-yarn die, side pocket







Shorts for men and women-go to the knees with flattering slim fits…blessed with stretch-and hidden pockets. Made with DWR finishes-recycled polyester and polyester in double weave. 





Adidas Training selections under the umbrella of its Outdoors Collection. Men's Climacore 3 Sripe Pant refs company signature look, Climalite® technology -stretch and moisture wicking $40-with Essential Woven Jacket $65 athletic looker that can work on the trails or street-bright royal-vista grey. On her-2Love FZ Hoody $55 double knit fabric with sporty mesh on inside-with signature 3 stripes on sleeve, welt pockets, self fabric hem _cuffs, center front metaluxe zipper-in-flash red/heather red-with Ultimate Tight -Climalite®soft fabric-superior moisture wicking properties…odor resistant gusset, tight fit stretch too $43

3 seasons worthy-Men's Training Aeroknit tee-nifty blend of merino wool and Primaloft fibers-naturally odor protective, sun blocking, moisture wicking-burnout mesh -great hand feel $32

ADIDAS's cutting edge ClimaCool® technology combines flat, set feel to the skin- titanium fibers woven into the garments- with strategically placed aluminum dots-with a slight dome shape (placed on the warmest part of the body)- that make the fabrics feel cooler on the skin and provides ventilation. Very neat --- does not set up alarms when going through metal detectors…magically non-detectable…and with built in sun and odor protection. 

AGRAVIC Collection-runner friendly-women's Terrex Agravic Top $90-Formotion™ provides ultimate performance+comfort-and the Tecnowool -naturally breathable+moisture wicking. Pictured in Night Flash
LIKE-the mesh back lining for ultimate comfort&breathability. Bonded seams
Plus: ClimaLite® moisture wicking whisks the moisture to the outer layer of fabric -with pieces made of either cross-sectional fibers and/or fabric finishing and/or hydrophobic finish and/or microfibers


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

#ASnowAffair #USSkiTeam,#SNOWMagazine #BomberSki#PatronEvents


US SKI TEAM benefit…funding USA's Alpine, Freestyle, Nordic and Snowboarding teams
October 29th, 2014-NYC

Sponsors-Snow Magazine-and  Bogner Apparel, Leisure Society Sunglasses
A fab penthouse Fifth Ave. locale-hosted a silent and lively live auction-with proceeds funding the US SKI TEAM
USA Olympian US SKI team skier Tommy Moe, Scenario Photography's rep and Ski Legend, World Cup champ and also an Olympian Marc Giradelli-AND brand ambassador for Bomber Ski.

Supporters were more than happy to document the occasion-generating a whole lot of self expression...


Beyond fun…sponsor PATRON Tequila did more than just serve up libations-they sponsored the Scenario Photography winter wonderland -set-up that gave attendees a chance to creatively make their own snow angels, pics taken overhead by a camera, ably directed-props appropriate! INCLUDED-a personal touch by humans- hair dryer finishes to rid all of those flakes.
BOMBER SKIs-the official supplier of the US and Canadian teams-unveiled their latest collabs with the foundations of  NYC's mega-talented artists Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat-both - whom- we are pretty sure did not ski but blessed the planet with their creative visuals.
two on the left-BOMBER SKIs and Keith Haring
BOMBER SKI unveiled their Stars and Stripes Skis designed in collab with the US SKI Team. NOTE-Bindings are Bomber Skis also-brand new too.

Bomber Ski -Jean Michel Basquiat
Mini me Bomber Ski-Keith Haring Foundation

































Painting on the walls-live during the event, artists Domingo Zapata, Ellis Gallagher, and Luke Kendall…all drew inspiration from the bold graphics of Bomber skis…for the magnificent works of art-later auctioned off to benefit the US SKI team.
@DomingoZapata





@Ellis Gallagher-inspired by this Bomber Ski-Keith Haring skis




Luke Kendall…with an assist...
BOGNER ski and après-ski apparel-showed off flawless fusions of fashion performance wear…techy separates -made from top of the line fabrics-in silhouettes that flatter anyone-on or off the slopes!

stretch ski pants- originally invented by Bogner family-and it is still a family owned company!
core is kept warmth via down insulation in a DWR ripstop nylon--four way stretch side back panels-reflective pops...





moto ski-love the colors
features-like ski pass pockets...
like how this jacket has built in layer-





denim print on a technical pant
Fire and Ice Collection




Bogner helmets-goggles...

CoolMax moisture wicking lining…key to comfort on Spring ski days
most coveted-leather winter weather jacket---gorgeous


Leisure Society Sunglasses


Celebrity Chef Peter Callahan served up light bites---all devoured in a NY minute!
Bern Helmet and an empty bottle of thirst quenching sponsor Radeberger Pilsner-decorate  sponsor St. Regis Deer Valley Resort display
Other sponsors:

SPIRITS from The Macallan, Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka, RdV Vineyards & Landmark VineyardsRadeberger Pilsner, 

Majestic Heli Ski- a well known outfit in Alaska providing luxury heli ski trips in the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, 

...and Sentient Jets-the world’s largest provider of private jet travel and experiences-(presenting the 25 Hour Card a great holiday gift),