In a season in which technical parkas, textured sweatpants and the outdoors lifestyle are among the leading trends, Black Sail by Nautica is right on the mark.
“For us, it all starts with a performance vibe, but how do you modernize it and push nautical further?” asked designer Chris Cox. That new modern take came through via the techno nylon used for bombers, carbon-waxed coatings on jackets and metallic finishes that provided crinkled effects on ski suits and parkas.
Other standouts included sweaters with leather trim, slim colorblocked pants in waterproof wool and a carbon nylon mesh hoodie with 3-D effects.
With this collection, Cox has found the right balance between fashion and Nautica’s brand heritage, all without losing site of its technical roots.