Neoprene this, neoprene that; but what exactly IS neoprene? It’s a man made, synthetic material that closely resembles the look and feel of rubber, and the past several years has been hitting a crescendo on the fashion scene, also referred to as “scuba material,” or you may see it on the garment tag as polyurethane. It is hot, hot , hot right now, appearing more so than ever before on the runways, and so I’ve provided a few designers and shapes that it’s taking for fall 2014.Nicole Miller presents all of the bonded smoothness of the material, without any of the bulk, in this sleek top.
And yes, it can be for the gentlemen too! Robert Geller disguised it to almost be mistaken for waxy leather jacket, What Proenza Schouler says, we do. Seen in jacket form here, in the new voluminous shape of the season. Concept Korea took the techy fabric and gave it a streetwear bend with a checker pattern and sassy styling. Noon by Noor gave it the slouch and comfort of your favorite sweat suit, but made it outing appropriate by adding a dusting of embellishment.