From off-the-hook to on-the-peg: why style has gone fishing

by Marie Rodriguez

It’s not the first time fisherman fashion has been co-opted using folks who don’t necessarily spend their leisure time with rods, reels, and sinkers. But forget the Aran jumpers, thick-knit scarfs, and rolled-up beanies that hit the catwalk – and the excessive street – circa 2016. This time, it’s miles the functional, practical fashion favored by those fishing rivers and lakes, which have become an unlikely style muse.

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On the catwalk this spring and summer season, pocket-heavy fishing gilets got here in botanical prints at Anna Sui, in addition to extra conventional khaki at Sacai – signaling that, not like deep-sea fishing tendencies beyond, the angler appearance isn’t always weighted closer to menswe. Men have their hazards to pick out upon the trend, though – pocketed gilets also featured closely on the Louis Vuitton menswear display.

Fisherman’s hats are popular in fashion, having been spearheaded via Rihanna, Kaia Gerber, and Bella Hadid and presenting in shows from Craig Green to Burberry and, more currently, MSGM. Asos noticed income thrust upward by 343% in a year even as Weekday now gives ten specific types of fisherman’s hats, all in heavy-obligation, technical materials. Footwear has also taken a decidedly fishy flip, particularly on the autumn/wintry weather shows, suggesting this isn’t simply a fair-weather trend. Thigh-high welly-fashion waders featured at the catwalk at Jacquemus and Toga, while the latter showcased footwear resembling galoshes paired with hooded anoraks.

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