Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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

OR-SLC/NC

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
BOLD FLORALS
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....
PART TWO
PART THREE