Monday, July 20, 2015

PRINTS: Outdoor Wear/Gear:the Bold,the Blocked,the Natural




With refs to the acclaimed abstract color block artists (like Piet Mondrian and Mark Rothko)-color block patterns, vibrant canvases of tones stitched together for eye catching apparel/gear-often defined  functionalities...a pocket, a zipper... etc.
GOLA-UK Sports Manufacturer

EMU---Aussie based, footwear brand is upping its fashion lifestyle offerings. Kanama Lo waterproof suede+canvas, Australian merino wool, EVA midsole for comfort+support, durable rubber outsole -in Oak 
saw these at FFANY- lightweight Biion Footwear is super comfy like Crocs BUT this splashy molded rubber footwear delivers in stylish slimmer silhouettes of lifestyle shoes-like traditional men's oxfords with punched upper details-in wonderful color combos...for golfers, boaters, and regular folks-going about their business. LOVE THESE

surprise-this is L.L. Beans ...a pretty pattern-in a cute skort fitness piece
built-in compressive stretchy bottom ...
NEW BALANCE-fitness apparel-Premium Performance Print

New Balance premium performance print-capri $74.99

on right-HOT CHILLYS Fiesta collection are a bunch of marvelous prints/patterns- quarter zip mid-layer with patterned core
DARE2B™----is a UK based company-delivers a large assortment of techy snowboarding/skiwear-reminds us of USA brands Quicksilver/Roxy. Waterproof/breathable ARED 5000-features like taped seams, adjustable cuffs+shockcord hem system, internal mesh stow pocket, techy hood, 2 x lower zip pockets, high loft poly insulation,  snow skirt with gel gripper tape, plenty of outer pockets too.
SMITH OPTICS SNOW HELMETS-Snowboard/Ski helmets with integrated goggles and self adjusting lifestyle system, lightweight, AIrFlow climate control, AirEvac 2 ventilation 
Lifa Flow supercharged drying- by Helly Hansen women's basics include Warm Freeze half zip-insulating merino wool exterior w/ Lifa® technology next to skin whisks moisture away.
SHERPA Adventure Gear hand knit fingerless gloves....fleece lined

Mandarin General, a NY based clothing brand-has fab print- one of the favs we saw F/W 2015- with best selling-classic fashion silhouettes---- refreshed seasonally-with new prints/fabrics... 

Painterly prints in the Eddie Bauer Motion™ collection of activewear (footwear+accessories) for outdoor training and fitness-
terrific prints in the Movement Collection of activewear for women-core insulation, stretchy sides + contoured side seams in flattering shapes with details like zipped pockets placed well, thumbhole cuffs, .
Eddie Bauer Motion Collection vest

Dakine-Ripley print
Dakine-Ripley print-is is darkly romantic petite floral take on snowboard bottoms...

Hot Chilly's basics and mid-layers delivered in artfully bold floral patterns part of the Fiesta Collection

on right-lotus flower-Casablanca MTF legging-flat seam construction, (Moisture Transfer Fiber)-moisture wicking, odor protection, 4 way stretch for no bulk warmth that moves with the wearer. SO pretty!

Darn Tough always has explosively creative prints on their merino wool Made in Vermont true seamless™ construction socks...a design fantasy brought to life with designer Poppy Gall. Crews, knee highs (pictured below)-and the Shorty Light(s) get the Flower Power  design.

Ivy Knee highs -Darn Tough-out of ultra soft, fine gauge Merino Wool -made in Vermont $22

GOLA X LIBERTY ART FABRICS Collaboration-on sale from $37.50-$90.00
The traditional florals on GOLA trainers/plimsoles/slip-ons and bags=feminine charm. Our favs-the kicks-with cotton canvas uppers mixed with tonal and contrasting suede trims.


Ikat -like from Sanuk-Kat Prowl -low vamp slip-on cute!!!$65 Printed washed canvas uppers-soft canvas lining
Woolrich wool earpads-on Maze helmet collaboration with Smith Optics keep ears warm in style.

first seen at an SIA tradeshow-obsessed with Astis mitten and gloves-made of leather -super warmth (Polartec® high loft thermal insulation) that is actually waterproof-featuring gorgeous hand beaded  styles- that are worthy of being collected-you know-right along with your Birkins. Long cuffs and short cuffs versions---with long cuffs-wide enough to tuck your jacket inside
DIAS-by Astis -named for the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias 

Astis leather mittens hand sewn in the USA-lined with cozy Polartec® Thermal Pro® high loft insulation
Pendleton print---iconic wool maker's patterns on an insulated vest...joins great shoes/boot by Ariat/Pendleton (review)

on subway-subtle ethnic tribal print...detail on black suede canvas lifestyle sneaker

Fashion footwear by Pikolinos is a collaboration with MAASAI women-hand beaded uppers-then made in Spain footwear. LOVE (the 411)


more dazzling prints from HOT CHILLYS base layers-above (Gidget Print) and below...
HOT CHILLYS----Tigers get your stripes on

Dakine- Trophy print of woodland heads-one of 28 men's prints.

Smith Maze Helmet Fish On print $175 Airflow climate control, self adjusting lifestyle fit, lightweight molded construction, AirEvac 2 ventilation, removable goggle lock

Astis Mittens-Erling in homage to Norway's explorer Erling Kagge-handsewn in the USA lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® high loft insulation-suede leather is waterproof! $195 
American Modernist Charley Harper (book is an homage by Todd Oldham- interior/fashion designer acclaimed for his bright use of color)-has a lifestyle  collab with SmartWool-crew and short styles-made of merino wool.
ARIAT work boots- pink pops to hunting pattern-cowgirl boot with ATS tech for comfort+stability in every step
The ROARK REVIVAL-Nepalese flag = lively print-symbolize Himalaya Mountains and the 2 major religions-Hindu+Buddhism. sun and moon=calmness+ resolve-only quadrilateral flag in the world.
DARN TOUGH---a best seller! Yayy-Captain Stripe over the calf bomber ski sock-ultralight merino wool-made in Vermont.

love this storefront of 26th between 7/8th avenues---switches up the fûtbol/soccer balls depending on who the matches of the day, week... ARE SET FOR THE PITCH

USA women won this one :-)

UNDER ARMOUR----a technical outerwear- bunch of solids and prints from a company that has mastered the art of sports -soon to be major celeb- signings


CAMO-Outdoor Performance Wear/Gear