Woolrich John Rich & Bros distinguished itself at its recent Spring/Summer 2016 collection unveiling with its focus on new materials, fabrics, and treatments, while at the same time paying close attention to the brand’s history.
The result is a contemporary menswear collection designed to keep pace with the seasons, including heavier weight and performance coats, suitable for differing uses.
Perhaps the biggest announcement of the season is Woolwich’s newly developed Rainwear line –developed in 5 different fabrics — as well as the launch of the brand’s first Woolrich Summer Parka.
Shown above, for Spring/Summer 2016 Woolrich is bringing the iconic Artic Parka into spring for the first time — introducing a light version of the icon. Now also made in the new city fabric, soft and natural feeling quality, waterproof, breathable triple-layer fabric in a blend of Polyester and Viscose, the summer parka maintains the design of the iconic artic parka: same pocket and hood system and same iconic details.
The new Rainwear range features an exclusive selection of garments in high quality, rainproof fabrics: Gore-Tex, Rainwear Poly, City Fabric and Fancy Rainwear.
Also new in this collection is Rainwear Poly — a high-tech, breathable, waterproof fabric available in two jackets: Weston Mac, a comfortable jacket with roomy pockets and detachable quilted gilet, and the classic cut Weston Trench (above), which features a weather-resistant membrane for typically inclement spring weather.
Soft and natural, the Rainwear collection’s City Fabric is a three-layer waterproof and breathable material, available on various styles, from a three-quarter jacket with roomy pockets to a sleek mac, a trench coat to a hooded jacket.
Fancy Rainwear completes the range of rain-resistant fabrics and garments. This is a dyed polyester microfibre with the latest generation waterproof membrane, developed and produced entirely in Italy. The iconic Prescott Parka, which combines technical performance with Italian style, is one example of the fabric.
To celebrate its 185 year anniversary, Woolrich is reinterpreting iconic styles from the brand’s archives, with a contemporary twist and an “Authentic” range in every collection. The classic Mountain Jacket (pictured above, khaki) is an example of this, this season produced in Ramar Cloth, a water-repellent cotton and nylon (60/40) fabric with Teflon coating patented by the brand during the 1970s.