For nearly 250 years, sailors and seafaring has influenced fashion designers, from duffel coats to the striped fisherman’s top, the pea coat, and the blazer.
One of the earliest nautical fashion moments was in 1778, when Parisian women donned ship headdresses after a maritime set-to between the British and the French. The French boat, the Belle Poule, got into a battle with a British ship called Arethusa, which led to the French involvement in the American War of Independence (not to mention a new hairdo).
It is a fashion mainstay. Somehow—season to season—our love of the sea finds its way into the wardrobes of both couture wearer and mall rat, whether it be a striped Breton top, or crisp white pants.
Those playing with the nautical style for the season include Canella Hostal from Polette Concept Store in CityWalk 2. As Canella Hostal puts it: “the marine inspiration runs the gamut of cut away tops to yachting-inspired dresses“.