A focus on technological innovation, premium performance fabrics, comfort and new colour stories drives PING Apparel’s new spring-summer 2018 collections for men and women.
“This collection re-emphasizes the high importance we place on performance for our clothing and for golfers–they are intertwined,” said PING executive vice president Andy Solheim.
“Our designers and our technology partners have done a great job elevating comfort, breathability and freedom of movement while tailoring every design to the modern game . Our clothing move s with the golfer, and the new fabrics, styles and colours put PING Apparel in a class by itself,” said Solheim.
A key addition is Tekfit Technology, which provides up to two additional inches of waistband stretch in selet garments to improve freedom and range of movement. This hidden technology of breathable and maintains a stretch memory for the life of the garment. Tekfit is found in the new men’s short, the Hendrick, and in the women’s Livia skort.
Solheim said the SS18 collection carries on with its Sensor Technology Platform – SensorWarm, SensorCool, and SensorDry – clothing that is custom-engineered to perform from base layer to outer layer to meet the demands of golf .
“Sensor Technology is a meaningful , practical point of difference with PING Apparel, allowing us to take a big step forward in comfort and performance whether you’re playing in cool spring weather, the wind and rain, or mid-summer heat,” said Solheim.
The Elliott blends polyester CoolMax and elastane , resulting in full comfort for all climates and temperatures.
A new polo, the Harvey, is constructed with a unique peached fabric with a very soft and quiet hand. This space-dyed polo also features a concealed button-down collar and a three-button grown-on placket. A new, soft baby pique fabric is featured in the Quinn polo while the Karsten II is made of a premium fabric blend of polyester, tencel and elastane.
The men’s colour stories are Drift Away, Purple Haze, and Disruption. Drift Away features Seafoam green as the lead colour , creating a contemporary collection. Seafoam offers a fresh, cooling mid tone and combines with black, silver and asphalt to give depth to this refined summer palette. Paired with white and grey toned neutrals , Seafoam presents a youthful appeal.
Purple Haze is a sophisticated palette, combining shades of rich plum paired with cool celestial blues and core navy, offering a smooth transition from winter to spring. Disruption combines vibrant imperial blue with pops of orange burst and with core navy and white.
With its ladies collection, PING Apparel enables golfers to integrate premium, elevated sportswear with her everyday wardrobe. The line balances performance, style and comfort with classic looks. New collar silhouettes play with tradition in a feminine and relaxed look.
Attributes include sophisticated and simple colour blocking , overlapped and crossover details, back detailing and minimal abstraction prints, using soft geometrics and subtle textures.
The SS18 colour palette works as a modular system with compatible colours. Amplified pinks, combining bold, exotic and strong pinks, can be merchandised back to white and/or citadel grey . Monochromes is a collection of linking pieces that work well on their own or with the Amplified Pinks colour story .
A new peached poly fabric is featured in the Beau polo and a new, three-quarter sleeve style called the Cora. In bottoms, PING Apparel added the Livia skort in two colour options . The Livia skort includes Tekfit stretch waistband technology.