Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NAU: Sustainable Performance Fashion 2015


NAU -is a clothing line that features sharply designed urban outdoor clothes out of eco fabrics...that is a visionary label. Nowadays, consumers (and retailers) FINALLY 'get.'

BONUS: made so well that every jacket/top/dress-with all those well placed pockets for our Metro card ---that we have bought over the years-still look brand new despite lotsa machine washing---AND always get compliments from our fashionista colleagues, here in the Big Apple.

Highlights From Fall 2015:

The biggest deal...imo-use of recycled down from cast-off European duvets...in several winning outerwear selections.

functional-funnel neck...cocoon shape is very elegant---650 fill recycled down is super warm-will show off opera length gloves
cuffs and high snap collar- keeps cold out-long version of the Syner Cape-recycled poly+37.5 insulation, DWR protective front zip w/ storm flap
poncho silhouette Synner Cape $290-recycled poly and 37.5 (Cocona) insulation, DWR treated front zip with wind flap +2 front hand zip pockets...love this!

lines of this jacket--with closures a angle -gives a cold weather staple feminine flair
Cocoon Down Trench-recycled down $360-updated must-zip w/ storm flap+snap off hood
men's Synfill Hoody Pullover $195 37.5+recycled poly insulation-super ez to pack
puffy vest gets urban cred when stitched like this w/ an off center zip that goes functionally up high into the ward off the cold-collar 

A fav-Allee Down Pullover-recycled down in a beauty A-line silhouette, 3/4 sleeves, draped funnel neck-dramatic elegance for a functional piece $300
recycled down...in great silhouette

all 800 fill power down used through 100% responsible Down Standard
lightweight down shirt....

Trench is super warm-insulated, calf length. waterproof/breathable-clean lines-a classic made techy-high snap collar
Women's Trench-insulated, calf length., weather tough-clean lines-a classic made techy with great collar flatters+protect
Intersect Utility Down Sweater $260 -Responsible Down Standard
recycled down---in a handsome trench for guys-water+wind tough---the details are terrific...including bold zips on the utilitarian pockets, storm flap

hood with drawcord
Blazing Down Jacket $395 seam sealed, waterproof/breathable in durable recycled poly with heavy stitching, snap off hood with drawcord, plenty of big pockets including hand pockets with lift ticket loop+internal audio pocket
ALSO new: French Knit Terry-organic cotton, Tencel+Spandex
Elementerry Pleat Dress $290-high neck asymmetrical front body pleating +2 hand pockets...looks nice on
love this funnel neck knit dress

 Cozy-recycled poly fleece like lining-heathered merino wool hoody =soft and durable. Like the drop hem-very practical.