With the improvement of people’s living standards and consumption awareness, it has become an important trend to escape from the city and embrace nature. Currently, we have to stay at home because of the outbreak, and it’s a good time to learn and recharge ourselves. And we can also know about how to travel outdoors responsibly and to be more fashionable when wearing outdoor clothing. A comfortable jacket is key to outdoors. The hooded jacket, the pullover jacket and the stand-collar jacket combine the neat cutting with rich colors, bringing more diversified design language to jackets.
Rich color-blocking is always an important design element for the loose and comfortable hooded jacket. The North Face and Peak Performance use low-key color-blocking and diversified accessories to heighten the feature of outdoor brands. Chinese brands like CROQUIS and OVERPROTECTION have become important with their unique features and trend-following steps. Besides, the classic sports brands, Adidas and Nike, still make efforts on outdoor clothing.
Protectiveness has always been an important direction for outdoor jackets. With a zipper on the collar, the pullover jacket has been a fashionable item. Spyder and Givenchy use strip decorations as design elements, with rich colors to bring an energetic and unruly feel. Blue Marble, The North Face and Shangmuye mainly use small-scale color-blocking, with diversified cutting and layered details to make the jacket more sportif and individual.
The stand-collar jacket is favored by consumers with its neat silhouette. In the new season, color-blocking is a critical design direction for stand-collar jackets. NIKE, Lilbetter and Rico Lee apply color-blocking of black, white and grey, with placement bright colors to add unique charm to the style. Tommy Sport and KENZO adopt large-scale deep blue and white, placement warm color blocks, and irregular cutting. NikeLab ACG and Alexandra Moura use mainly multiple color blocks, displaying the free and casual side of stand-collar jackets.
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The outdoor jacket is one of the essential equipment for outdoor sports, necessary for extreme sports like climbing, hiking or skiing. It’s thanks to the fabric and three functionalities: wind-proof, rain-proof and breathability, which brought by jaw band, breast pocket, inside shoulder straps and taping.
Throat tab can withstand the cold. And the drawstring gathers the tab when cold. Currently, the drawstring is fixed to the neck, retaining its own function and more fit for the market.
The laser seamless taped pocket is added to protect from wind or snow, and provide a closed space for entertainment.
Tabs are sewn in the waistband to join the jacket together. This design is warm in severe environment, and convenient for moving.
Straps are added inside of the jacket. This detail allows people to backpack the outerwear when take off the jacket. It is suitable for puffa jackets, parka and trench coats. It can also be simplified according to backpack shoulders.
Seams are taped to protect from the rain in the outdoor environment. Seams are laminated to stick to the fabric, so the fabric will be more durable. Besides, with the development of technology, taped seams get narrower and narrower, so the clothing will be more breathable, comfortable and good-looking.
Minimalism in jackets are more popular among business people. The boxy zip-out jacket with a shirt collar, short jacket with a lapel and short panelled jacket with a baseball jacket neck show the strong comeback of minimalism for A/W 20/21.
For A/W 20/21, business casual jackets move into the minimal and industrial style. The boxy silhouette, industry and workwear elements add a youthful edge.
With the increasing popularity of vintage styling, the short jacket with a lapel gains traction for A/W 20/21, as seen as Ermenegildo Zegn and Anrealage. Different materials and detailing updates the short jacket, and nostalgia and modern minimalism are perfectly merged.
The short jacket with a baseball jacket neck are coveted. The minimal shape and details underline the luxe texture. The mixing of different materials make the new jacket stand out. Different textures and a range of colors provide a youthful and casual finish.
The neat and slick shape accentuates form. Large patch pockets or hidden ones are key for A/W 20/21. What’s more, Wool-like fabrics and checked fabrics work well this season.
The boxy hooded jacket is functional. Shiny PU and functional fabrics add a luxurious edge.