For Fall/Winter ’17- the year of its 70th anniversary – Wrangler has all three deliveries for men and women taking cues from its retro designs with a fresh interpretation for both denim and casualwear.
Key this season are two denim wash stories: Stone Dyed Jeans and the expressive bleach effect of Wild Wash. Both concepts are revived from the Wrangler archives – together with original artwork for the tags. Kabel logo tees and a strong graphic expression take over tops, while cleaner stone looks enrich the denim selection. Leather and washed corduroy in biker and sherpa-lined western jackets all add to the nostalgic vibe.
For men, the tops’graphics are inspired by retro sport and are complemented by a deep offer of richly garment-dyed jersey pieces. Parkas, peacoats, bombers and the continuation of Xtra stretch jeans provide a more slim-line, smart, modernist aesthetic underscored by architectural graphics by Chris Blaubac on Ts.
Colours range from burgundy and military green, through to shades of indigo, brown sugar and later to more subdued greys and blacks – with uplifting pops of red and electric blue throughout.
Womenswear continues to offer five pocket denim fits in Wrangler’s pioneering Body Bespoke, also in a new super-high skinny fit. From a cropped bootcut to an oversized trucker jacket and jacket-dress hybrid, there’s a readiness to experiment. Roll necks and corduroys fill up the knitwear category for the brand while darker, black overdyed jeans and leather jackets with rough biker details and ‘Monumental’ slogan embroidered on the back bring about a grungy 90s vibe.
Easy whites, creams and, again, brown sugar accents enrich the color offering through to more sober navy, grey petrol blue – with bursts of brights throughout.
We wish all our readers, clients and friends a very happy new year. May 2017 bring you everything you ever wished for.
Aquascutum will be sold to two separate parties in March 2017. The brand which is currently owned by YGM Trading, based in Hong Kong, was bought for 15 million pounds in 2012. With this purchase the brand was rescued from administration in the same year.
Meanwhile, Aquascutum has closed 14 stores in China – their main market – as well as one in Taiwan.
Its focus is product innovation, and new outlooks in accessories bringing together established firms and emerging brands in a totally new presentation; it will promote young Italian designers and welcome foreign talents and stage eye-opening events. The show will see over 5100 buyers from over 50 countries.
The next edition will take place from February 25th till 27th in Milan.
The WeAr team wishes their readers, clients and visitors very happy holidays! May these days bring you happiness, love and joy.
The WeAr Global Network team
The Tommy Hilfiger Fall/ Winter 2016 womenswear, menswear and denim collections, The American Alternative, celebrate the ‘90s with a fresh twist on tradition. The collections embody the rebellious attitude that characterizes the decade and plays with contrasting silhouettes, oversized proportions and athletic influences. Rock-and-roll style takes center stage with stars, studs and statement fabrics. It’s edgy, relaxed and effortlessly cool with three different stories for both men and women.
Twisted Trad features denim, romantic floral prints, unexpected knit fabrics, horizontal color blocking, tattoo inspired prints, Varsity pin-and-patch look and all over geo-print dresses for women. For men it’s twisted varsity influence, multi graphic artwork, patched denim and wools.
Unplugged features an alternative take on traditional Tommy Hilfiger red, white and blue, Icon polka dots, mixing of patterns, horizontal color-blocking, oversized shoulders for ladies. And rugged and rough, modern military, overdyed denim for men.
Off the Grid features high tech and functional detailing, military styling, abstract camo, fur and textures in Tech fabrics and nylons for women. Funtion, reversible, landscape camo in denim, jacquard and Thermolite for men.
Parajumpers is planning a strong tradeshow season round for the F/W season with various key editions taking place in Europe and USA. It will be presenting at Pitti Uomo Pavaillion XY and then continue its tour of Europe and US with tradeshows at Premium Berlin, Liberty fairs, Chicago Collective, Scoop, Project and Coterie amongst others
Mustang has closed two new license agreements starting in the F/W 2017 season. With this, Camano will be its new legwear partner whilst Mueller & Meirer will take care of the production and distribution of Mustang’s bags and leather products.
Capsule New York Women’s, taking place February 24th till 26th, 2017, will move downtown to Skylight Clarkson Sq. Located in West Soho, Skylight Clarkson Sq is one of the largest and most coveted spaces in Manhattan. The venue once served as the High Line's most southern terminal and is now the crown jewel of raw spaces in New York.
After opening the store on London’s Regent Street 221, Furla has strengthened its presence in the UK market with the opening of the new Brompton Road store, 71 in London.
For the interior precious materials such as wood and glass with opalescent finishes in satin champagne color were chosen. The clean and sophisticated concept, in tune with the architectural layout give the contemporary and elegant aesthetic always found at the flagships of the brand.
The store holds womens and small leather goods, but it will also host the men's collection in the basement, which together with the two zones is dedicated to footwear.
On the occasion of the new opening Furla has created a customized version of the iconic Metropolis with a print depicting London Bridge, in a captivating and unique graphical version. Each bag is an exclusive model, linked by a plate inside custom that says "Exclusive for Brompton Road London".
"The opening of the London store is a further element of the brand's expansion strategy. We have invested in elegance and functionality, in order to give ample space to all products, to increase brand awareness and show the lifestyle of Furla, "said General Manager Alberto Camerlengo."