by Stephen Garner

Spyder make its debut at Milan Fashion Week with a wide collection celebrating the active lifestyle.

Established in the United States in 1978 as a ski-focused company, it has been the official sponsor of the U.S. ski team for the past three decades. In 2015 Spyder expanded in the world of running and training apparel and it currently supplies highly functional uniforms for a wide range of sports, including cycling, baseball and jiu jitsu.

For the spring/summer 2019 season, Spyder presents a collection fitting the needs of both sports enthusiasts and urban trendsetters.

Called “Off-Shore”, the lifestyle men’s and women’s range takes inspiration from the nautical environment. The technical fabrications and the graphic color combinations refer the sailing world. Patches, zippers and color blocks give a sporty, dynamic attitude to metropolitan staples bringing an energetic vibe to the urban life. The fresh and breezy color palette spans from white, navy, China blue and aqua green tones to hints of pale pink and dark red.

Part of Spyder’s lifestyle lineup is designed by Christopher Bevans, a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and creative director of DYNE. The lifestyle collection also includes a range of highly functional accessories conceived by Berlin-based Peter Brunsberg. The creative director of “Bagjack,” a brand offering practical courier bags, during his career he developed collaborations with several international brands, including Firmament, Cicli Berlinetta, and Stone Island.

A technical-forward attitude is infused in the Spyder training range, including a wide offering of men’s and women’s fitness compression apparel showing elegant color combinations of red, black and military green, as well as orange, navy, China blue and touches of yellow. For this gym and outdoor sports product offering, Spyder collaborated with watch brand specialist Suunto, who developed a Smart Sensor, which can be easily paired with its Movescount App to analyze training performances.

Along with a selection of polished and practical scuba rashguards, Spyder also unveiled hyper comfortable and functional cycling suits. Featuring technologies and structures traditionally applied to ski racing outfits, they show aerodynamic graphic treatments, dynamic seam constructions and advanced fabrics.