Monday, February 8, 2016

COLOR TRENDS B/W: Outdoor Style 2016/17 Part 1


Obvs from this pic-how Black/White jacket pops out amidst a slew of bright primary colors-and even all black. Slicker, sleeker and more sophisticated...taken at DARE2B booth - Outdoor Retailer F/W 2016/17. The Black Label Collection -front women's Shade Out jacket, next-all black Men's Shadow Side jacket and Shadow Side pants=label's most premium collection to date. AEP Kinematics-brand's waterproof tech., wool like fabric insulation, metallic zippers (snazzy diagonal eye-catching), deep collared hood construction, endothermic performance via wool lining, airflow-Oxyflow ventilation system vent to stuff when on the go.
White -and black in winter outerwear always looks polished-luxurious for apparel-aimed at urbanites as well as the mountain bound. Although not easy to keep sparkling clean (in the former locale)...or to see during a snow swirling storm (the later)...the tonal duo-with emphasis on white... finally showed up in a bunch of outwear labels for F/W 2016/17 -unlike Spring 2016.


DARE2B a Brit label reminds us of the USA's ROXY -and Quicksilver... with several lines aimed at-M,W, and kid's -including tech AEP Extension and primo Black Label performance collections. Pictured-Captivate Jacket $275...waterproof/breathable with DWR, detachable hood, removable faux fur, inner stretch cuffs, multiple ,metallic effect zips, adjustable shock cord hem system, high loft synthetic insulation, fixed snow skirt. 

HELLY HANSEN outfits ski patrols this Paradise Jacket  $900 top of the line Helly Tech™ Professional main fabric w/ H2Flow system for heat venting, waterproof, windproof, breathable fully seamed w/ DWR, 4 way full stretch fabric, 2 ply fabric construction, Primaloft® Gold Down blend insulation in body, Primaloft® Black High Loft insulation 80g in sleeves, RECCO®, articulated arms/elbows for great fit, detachable -adjustable helmut ready hood, zip away powder skirt, YKK Aquaguard Vision water resistant zippers, plenty of pockets-inside and out plus wrist gaiters with thumbholes....

Devine Jacket $475-clean silhouette-varsity bomber jacket profile with hem...Helly Tech Performance piece-seam sealed, waterproof/windproof/breathable, DWR, YKK faux leather zippers, hand warmer pockets + internal pockets for goggles with goggle shammy _electronics, ski pass pocket, adjustable and helmet ready hood zips away,  zip wrist gaiters with thumbholes-keeps warm-also has 2 way mechanical stretch, snap away stretch powder skirt With H2Flow™system regulates body temps.

ADIDAS Outdoor's TERREX line features many stylish sport performance pieces made of top of the line textiles...not a surprise from a label that does a lot of fashion-y collabs with some big name designers. ALSO.
ADIDAS Women's Climb The City sweater has a retro flav of old school ski sweater...provides warmth and durability of best synthetics/natural fibers...moisture wicking, anti-odor, warm when wet. LOVE THIS!  $65

looser fit---with construction details that are eye-catching -via color blocking black/ well as practical...including longer hem, stretch inserts, zipped side pocket-and almost dolman shape sleeves...fitted at the forearms to keep cold out...good piece to layer over a base layer or turtleneck. Poly/Wool blend is moisture wicking naturally and super soft.
Adidas-Outdoors- Fitness-Xperior Soft-shell Vest $99, Xperior Active Top $69, Xperior Pants $69

Smartwool's high performance merino wool blends-include fitness essentials and fashion worthy items-like this chevron-ethnic pattern knit pull-on Camp House form fit skirt...great ez piece to layer up over leggings or base layer---or wool tights and booties-cute outfit for "...from workout to whenever..." $110
Best patterns we see at OR typically go to Colorado based,  Krimson Klover's artful interpretations of fashion images. Sustainable sourced wools (cashmere-merino)...fireside to slopeside pieces....sweaters, tunics, dresses, and ponchos timeless modern staples. 
Krimson Klover...chunky knits are always in style...super soft blends and high funnel neck-key winter piece. 

WHITE SIERRA-Sugar Loaf Long Insulated Jacket $140-Outdoor Collection-made of quick drying fabric that wicks, easy clean, and has stretch onboard. DWR finishes and laminates-make this a great 3 seasons piece-travels well.