CHAOS Headwear Trends Smart for 2016/17 in Performance, LUX and World Fashion Headwear

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CHAOS Headwear Trends Smart for 2016/17 in Performance, LUX and World Fashion Headwear

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Steamboat Springs, Colo.- Montreal, Canada. December 10,2015. 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 takes great pride in their globally inspired luxury collection, LUX is in it’s third season and flourishing with sophisticated neutrals to explosive colors in powerful poms and dynamic jacquards. Understanding the inherent properties of the finest materials in the world today, Chaos designers have blended the sumptuous yarns of cashmere, alpaca, and Merino wools with ‘soft-hand’ fibers to realize their unique vision. The result of these efforts is supple flowing, fine gauge, refined headwear and accessories. A collection that is comfortable to wear as they are striking in any winter setting: apre’ ski, winter days and nights, holidays and work accessories.

The 2016 World Beat Collection offer three strong directions this season. The first trend is more gender based and focused on women. It manifests in the comfort and romance of hand-crochet and hand crafted items that look like grandma might have knit them. Think hand-made flowers and embroidery, soft and cozy yarns in vibrant colors.

“Because of our far reach, we are able to source multiple fibers from around the world. We incorporate these into the various collections. We also make the added effort to source from vendors that comply with non-musled wool and animal fair treatment. Popular in recent seasons and continues to be are blends of fine fiber merino, cashmere, polyamids, acrylic and space dyed wools. Variety is the key for shops and consumers. As well, we find each region demands different needs.” Explains Chaos lead designer Cynthia Lee Surette.


An example of an entirely NEW fresh design with little fuss and a ton of use is the “Athena: transition beanie 3-1,” this is a simple stripe beanie with a button top, but then---- it is reversible to separate vibrant colors and patterns with one side having a crochet knit, then when unhooked it lays out to a neck wrap with four complimenting colors. MSRP $36.00


The third trend is in bright, bold and retro colors. Chaos has added a new process called the “magic machine.” reflects our long history of 55 plus years making hats. In design it is a deep yearning for the simplicity of the past. We are seeing vintage 70’s and 80’s shapes and patterns. Plaids, fairy isle, tapestry textures, patched-in, chunky vintage, ethnic inspiration to name a few. MSRP $32.00

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CTR Chaos Thermal Regulation Collection

Chaos 2016 will incorporate even more variety in four-season hats and beanies, with a fully expanded technical weather protection line for CTR-Chaos Thermal Regulation. CTR, known for headwear, helmet liners, balaclavas, glove liners and socks, will feature more fabrics choices in warmth and new patterns and shoulder season training gear.



Pro-Stretch multi-functional hinged balaclava with added face protection. Ideal for layering under a helmet or ‘wear alone, ’
Mesh breathing panel for superior air exchange
, lycra binding around the face seals against the elements, Flat lock seams and 3D panel construction
, reflective logo detail for improved visibility, superior wicking properties help move moisture away from the skin. Colors 7: red, black, steel, color graphic, neon and grey graphic. 85% Polyester 15% Elastane - JNR | 55g S/M | 60g L/XL | 65g

MISTRAL - Gloves Ultimate stretch with warm soft fleece

Pro-stretch plus base glove
, complete tactile palm and fingers provide superior grip, SST thumb and index fingers
, snug fitting cuff with easy on/off pull tab, reflective details for added visibility. Colors: red, black, steel, color graphic, neon and grey graphic. 85% Polyester 15% Elastane. XS (21 cm) | 47g S (22.5 cm) | 52g M (24.5 cm) | 58g L (25.5 cm) | 62g

MISTRAL - Skully

Ultimate stretch with warm soft fleece interior, reflective logo detail for improved visibility
, superior wicking properties help move moisture away from the skin, 3D flat lock seems, ear coverage with soft fleece liner. Available with a concealed rear ponytail exit with providing a comfortable fit. 85% Polyester 15% Elastane , JNR | 29g ADULT | 31g ; Colors: red, black, steel, color graphic, neon and grey graphic.

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Headquartered in Montreal, Canada with global offices in the USA, Europe and Asia – the Chaos and CTR headwear brands, conceived more than 15 years ago, has evolved into a foremost accessory collection of fashion and ‘cold-weather’ technical headwear. The brand is sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For over sixty years, Do-Gree Fashions Ltd., the parent company of Chaos & CTR Headwear has ensured that all their customers’ needs have been serviced by the most comprehensive program of fashion and performance winter and summer headwear to be found globally.

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Contact: Beth Cochran 406.579.7909