If you’re in need of a fit that can quite literally adapt to any environment or situation, be it a voyage across the seas, or a stroll down the street, then look no further than the Nautica Competition collection for SS21. The lovechild of sport technicality, unbridled comfort, and streetwear silhouettes, Nautica Competition nods towards a whole new era for the brand by combining its rich, established heritage and illustrious archive with typical everyday attire.
As a brand with a lifespan of just under 40 years, Nautica has secured its spot as one of the most enduring hubs of inspiration for sailing style icons around the world. With the recent surge of outerwear’s popularity, apparel like that of Nautica Competition has garnered a following that includes not only seafarers but all demographics and adventurous individuals alike.
Since its conception in 1996, the brands diffusion line, Nautica Competition ,has been reworking its DNA and heritage, whilst retaining its core elements of functionality and comfort, to ensure that the transition from water to land is effortless. Drawing in outdoor connoisseurs by injecting eye-catching graphics, big logos, bold color-blocked patterns, and refreshing sportswear cuts into their new silhouettes, the brand transforms traditional apparel into experimental, modern day iterations. Both the men's and women's line boasts expert design with the durability tried and tested against some of the most stubborn conditions mother nature has to offer. Merging a nautical style of embroidery, colors of competitive sailing, and a penchant for ‘90s sportswear, the collections pay homage to the brand's ocean-inspired history. From fleeces and sweatpants to hoodies and long sleeve polo shirts, Nautica Competition is serving us sea, style, and streetwear.
We take a look at how a few fashion-savvy individuals across Europe are styling out the Nautica Competition collection.
Style icon and German model Fenna Langtimm completes her almost all slick black look with the Nautica Competition Antigua jacket. This puffer is not only guaranteed to keep you warm and protected against all types of bad weather, but the bold touch of red on the inner adds a pop of color to brighten up your pillowy fit.
Scratch whatever sporty fit you had planned because Philipp Dao is showing us just how it’s done. Looking effortlessly cool and appropriately dressed for pretty much any occasion, Dao rocks the Strake striped jersey in true Nautica colors, accompanied with summer shorts and of course the trusty Nike Cortez sneakers - game, set, match.
Joseph Hall drips in full Nautica Competition, combining the purple Whipstaff shell suit with the red Nautica Competition track pants. True to the brand’s promise of delivering eye-catching colors, this look heralds Nautica's design history and ever-present focus on technicality and comfort. Perfect for the cool spring sun, Hall is showing us just how versatile these geometric garments really are.
Shop the full Nautica Competition collection here.