On Trend: Fleece

Progressing forward with the ongoing trend for multiple layers and textures, we look to fleece to supply a layer of warmth and comfort throughout the crisp, colder seasons. Our curated selection of outfits will see you into the New Year and includes an array of brands that utilise the fabric for it’s timeless allure.

Gaining popularity through the invention of polar fleece by Malden Mills in the 80’s, Patagonia popularised the material through their famous Synchilla which demonstrated the colourful and purposeful design possibilities of the textile. Demand has ceased to diminish and ongoing developments of the fibre has lead to an extensive range of patterns, piles and cuts now being available.

Perhaps the defining piece for the season, Stussy’s Reversible Micro Fleece Jacket boasts an individually dyed purple and green tie dye design with a noticeably soft touch that showcases the brands progressive path into outdoor gear, whilst staying true to a striking aesthetic. Working well as a liner or a lightweight top layer when paired with similar tones, Pop Trading Company’s Harold Reversible Vest also offers two looks in one, revealing a smooth polyamide side and signature logo embroidery.

Heavier weight styles reference the use of natural sheep shearling and promote a high level of warmth. Teddy bear fleece provides one of the most distinctive textures and has been utilised by both Carhartt and Dickies. Blended with a signature camo laurel print which refers to the brands ongoing military programme, the Carhartt Prentis Liner Jacket has a raised neckline and elasticated finishes across the cuffs and hem which make it a leading, practical option when looking for protection from the elements. If you’re in need of an extra layer when temperatures really drop - or are looking for natural fibre options - we suggest adding in the Satta Hemp Fleece Liner.

Promoting a more fashion oriented focus, the snowy ecru Dickies Kegley Jacket has been built with a curved collar neckline which pays homage to the style first gaining popularity during the 1920’s, leading onto frequent reinvention. Quarter zip pullovers from Magenta and Stussy have been designed to traditional outdoor silhouettes from lighter weight poly fleece. Raised collar necklines allow for good textural combinations that show through when worn underneath a shell or jacket and are easily carried forward across warmer spring days - roll the collar to a point for ventilation.

Paired with a selection of textile focused shirts, jackets and t-shirts, our final trend focus of the year ties in elements of SS19 where you can expect tie dye, corduroy and hints of retro across a range of outerwear and everyday collections.