Tuesday, December 22, 2015

PRINTS:From Nature- Abstract:Travel/Fitness/Outdoors' Wear Spring "16- Part 1


Splashes of color in outdoor-fitness-lifestyle wear-starts with Mother Nature's natural beauty -combined with human visuals...and enabled by fabric-textile breakthroughs-that allow the dyes to adhere, accordingly.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS from recent Outdoor Retailer Spring '16-mixed in with other NYC media events...

Street-wall graffiti-whether sanctioned or illicit-has inspired artistic renditions since cave dwelling days...
Wall Art-midtown-Manhattan
comic book-graffiti designs...on a mountain bike BELL helmet-infused with  anti-odor/microbial X-Static on board
 COLOR BLOCK-geometric

Cordura Tough-Topo Designs

trendy white rubber outsole/foxing...with textured color blocked uppers-from  Spanish MAIANS...bumped up espadrille, slip-ons =fantastic collection that was new to us!
peep-toe woven  rafia sandal....even footbeds get logo print treatment...

PISTIL DESIGNS...haulers in nifty print...lined and features like zipped inner pockets for modern ladies on the go
this is great-from PENCIL ME IN COSMETICS-GRAFF ETCH  serious pigmented pencils

PISTIL Designs bold floral-zipped cosmetic and wristlets

White Sierra-value priced outdoor-travel-performance wear for real people-showed this lovely burntout knit cotton-silky poly SHIVA and KALI series-soft to the touch-floral  and swirly patterned -s/s tee with rolled sleeves and sleeveless tanks...in rainbow colors. Functional fashion tops ...trail to street wardrobe-makes a great travel piece.
raw edge neck finishes-stretchy material for curling up on packed planes---custom double dyed fabric NICE 

FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED-bonus points to Mountain Khakis in this timeless cute Wildflower Dress made of soft silky rayon $80

 Heritage prints...madras and plaids are outdoor standards...

MADE IN THE USA WOOLRICH blankets-archival prints...

ICONIC PLAID WOOLWICH print-in a winning daypack collab with TOPO Designs
 NAUTICAL-classic Breton Navy/White stripes...cross the Channel in outdoor-travel clothing brand Craghoppers...breezy options include a feminine convertible sleeveless AURORA dress-skirt $60(!!!!), and pretty tie tunic...in easy care fabrics....