Industry Press Release

CHAOS Headwear Trends Smart for 2015/16 in Performance, LUX and World Fashion Headwear


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Steamboat Springs, CO (December 9, 2014) — Chaos Headwear, makers of high quality headwear in the US and worldwide, is again on the forefront of outdoor trends with its latest headwear and knit scarves, featuring strong colors, varietal yarns, and a range of global styles. Chaos will share its latest looks at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 21-24, 2015 in Salt Lake City, and the Winter Snow Sports Show (SIA) on in Denver, Colorado  January 29th-February 1st .

TRENDS for World Beat 2015-16

Trend 1: Eclectic. This youthful trend focuses on the individual and combines a host of world flavors, including: bright and tribal colors, layering, vibrant patchwork and collaged patterns, and a total global feel, with creative touches like stripes and handcrafted features. Typical of this eclectic trend are the familiar Fair Isle style, the traditional Scottish knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors, and what can best be referred to as Bohemian. 


Trend 2: Mixed Media.  This trend reflects the contemporary mod/hipster persona with crafty applications, different colored yarns combined to create a single look, textured knitting for ribs, swirls and more. Chaos has added its unique take on this new trend with large wraps, infinity knits and over sized scarves, available in 50/50 Merino wool/soft Acrylic reversible styles.  For pullovers and zips the cuff is back and accentuated.


Trend 3: Alchemy.  Just as the alchemists of old believed they could create gold from base metals, this movement looks at the vast riches that comefrom blending textured knits and robust colors. The result is blended hats and scarves with marbled cables and infinity scarves in LUX and Worldbeat styles. This concentration in design includes deep saturated reds, tans, blues, browns and gold’s, not unlike fabled Persian carpets and tribal tapestries.


Trend 4: Marvel

Marvel is a trend of romance and fun, with bling and holiday flavor. This upper tier look includes a range of 3D embellishments – crystals, glitter, sequins – that offer the look and feel of l