Sports that involve lots of movement like riding or ground work - which are mostly - and in all weather conditions - practised outdoors, require in addition to functional materials and well thought-out detailed solutions above all perfect fits that allow every possible movement. Hereby, the new collections for 2019 autumn/winter of the exhibitors of spoga horse (2 to 4 February 2019) unite the riding-specific function perfectly with the current fashion trends.
The materials: Wintry, cosy, functional
The current retro fashion trend is bringing the feeling of the 80s with it underlined by all-over prints and structured surfaces - this is also spilling over into the equestrian sport clothing sector. Warm tops in plushy teddy fabric or knitted fleece provide a snuggly factor under a jacket. Velvety, fashionable surfaces like velour and cord are now also available in functional, bonded materials, which are windproof and vapour permeable and thus provide more comfort even amid strenuous training sessions. Such a light, but functional jacket or waistcoat with two-way stretch is a great alternative to the popular softshell with its conventional, smooth surface. High-quality jackets and coats for the winter hack offer best climate comfort with sealed seams and WWB materials (windproof, waterproof, breathable). Functional laminates are equipped with a fine-pored membrane that promises almost unhindered water vapour permeability and at the same time the best possible weather protection. But the unbeatable warmth of down jackets and coats will also remain popular in the 2019/20 winter equestrian sport season.
A wide variety of the high-turnover drivers, jodhpurs, will be presented, whereby the classic riding breeches with a medium-high waistline are still topping the popularity rankings. Here, the silicon print seat has proved to be a success story on the retail market. However it is not just going to continue its triumphal march in the jodhpur segment, but also in the glove department. Here the designers are playing imaginatively with motifs, from graphic to floral. In addition to the seat, there are also plenty of developments in terms of the material: The comfort and function is to further improve. The manufacturers are working with innovative stretch materials here. Due to particularly large fibre surfaces with the polyamides used one can achieve an improved moisture transport and shorter drying times.
Rich, deep colourus for the dark months of the year
In terms of colour, the spoga horse exhibitors are taking their inspiration from the favourite hobby of their customers. In winter, the rider's life is especially determined by the weather: Rain, cold, wind and the short days set their own rhythm for stable life. The warm stable bar becomes the epicentre of the stable yard, the training mostly takes place in the indoor school, if the frosty or snow-covered forests don't invite the riders to hack out.
The trend for 2019/20 is moving towards brighter, richer colours that are combined with each other but also with strongly contrasting light shades. In this way, many natural, autumn shades are found among the new collections for the autumn/winter of 2019 that are decorated rather conservatively. The range of colours are inspired by hacks in the freezing cold through white, frosty forests, with light shades such as ice blue or off-white combined with the strongly contrasting dark-brown. Warm brown shades, caramel, brick red and Burgundy or warm curry yellow ensure visual warmth. The saddle manufacturers are now also combining the classic pair black/coffee brown, whilst the bag specialists are focusing on rustic, natural leather in an earthy cognac shade.Fine details, decorative and functional
Fine details in cord or leather such as patches, embroideries and applications turn the clothes and accessories for the horse and rider into eye-catchers. Glittering stones and pearls are of course also on board. These will tend to be implemented in small, random and scattered formats in the 2019/20 winter season. Reflective piping or prints will be applied in a decorative, yet functional manner, which provide increased visibility and safety in the dark.
Discrete luxury is the order of the day with the helmets: Glittering Swarovski crystals and pearls sparkle on silk-matt satin surfaces like a sky full of stars. The reflective strips that also come in trendy aubergine are on the other hand discrete head-turners. The increasingly more sophisticated function of the helmets is also reflected in the manifold adjustment options, which guarantee a safe and particularly comfortable fit. The combination between shock-absorbing inner layers and innovative, shock-resistant outer materials additionally provides a high degree of passive safety. But comfort isn't getting a raw deal either: With winter accessories that can be attached fast, the riders' ears no longer have to freeze in the cold months - so the helmet can be used all year round. Note for editorial offices:
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