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Showing posts from August, 2014

COLOR/PRINT TRENDS Solid+Saturated Outdoor Retailer S/S 2015


Daring and tried+true- tonal preferences-as bright as solar flares and as vividly amped up as a rainbow- for outdoors and athletic wear/gear are as popular as ever for S/S 2015.

Noticeably, the evolution of 3D digital printing on materials delivering incredibly rich images on footwear and apparel are fantastically artful- and often functional- with reflective pops.

Also noted- neon acid tones are mostly relegated to footwear, gear and fitness apparel, but intense bold solid colors -including the refreshing intense black-shocking white combo--- all carry overs from Fall 2014-made appearances in every label we saw.

Even USA dwelling guys who habitually stick with earth tones-or neutrals- for stuff worn above socks cuffs…will perk up in a pleasing UN Blue-or cornflower shade---an appealing choice for both genders.

Solid and Saturated

Snowman New York, Polarmax, Obermeyer Fall 2014


New label SNOWMAN New York is run by veterans of fashion and branding-and you can tell right away they so know what they're doing.

For down filled, DWR outwear pieces-fashion truly meets function here- certainly got our attention with the corset side details that add sexy curves to a functional practical jacket and coat…from the 42 SNOWMAN F/W 2014 Collection-inspired by 42nd ST. areas Times Square-Bryant Park.

The silhouettes are terrific and the prices will amaze the Moncler loving bunch….

What else: Limited Edition Biker Style- with 5% proceeds benefiting, Men's jackets---and cold defying Original collection of down jackets-all with with 600 fill 90/10 down -YKK zippers, and adjustable hem/hoods line to keep the cold out. $389 for faux fur hooded options-on a jacket that can be worn for riding a subway and a mountain. Some styles available now online and at retail outlets like New York Look stores + Shop@Equinox, 
Base layers may not be sexy but were def.…