The outdoor industry’s bi-annual fashion fest was just held in Salt Lake City. The season, fall 2012. Here are the trends we spotted and the things you’ll be seeing on the slopes, on the trails, in the bike lane and hopefully in your closets 8 months from now…
TREND #1: ELECTRIC COLOR IN ECLECTIC COMBINATION. Arcteryx.
Cool blues in all hues at SmartWool.
Quite an array at Adidas
TREND #2: COLOR BLOCKING. At Lole.
And at Mammut!
TREND #3: THE WET LOOK IN OUTERWEAR. 66 North.
Full length at Lole.
Even in accessories at Patagonia.
TREND #4: THE POOF. Puffy skirts over tights.
Here's one in action. And in pink!
TREND #5: ILLUMINATION. Jewelry that lights up from Illuminite.
Reflective Zippers in a variety of applications.
TREND #6: WEAR MORE WOOL. Not just for fabric anymore, Ibex is promoting wool as "batting" insulation.
But we still love it most on the outside!
TREND #7: BOOTS THAT COMBINE SPORT & FASHION. Dr. Scholl's!
Fly (girl) boots from London.
Fashion Barn Boots from Keen.
TREND #7: BIKES IN FASHION. Nau and forever...