Founded by brothers Josh and Arran Stewart, emerging sportswear label Illicit Bloc strives to bridge the gap between affordable luxury and streetwear. Now, returning for Fall/Winter 2023, the brand has revealed an offering inspired by the functionality of vintage maritime wear, focusing on the robustness, durability and utilitarian aspects of seafaring garments from eras gone by.
Standout features of the new collection include the utilisation of innovative materials and fabric technology, akin to the technical advancements synonymous with Stone Island. Functional details such as breathable vents, hidden pockets and two-way RIRI hardware that enhance the usability of the garments feature across the range, landing alongside distinctive logos inspired by nautical insignias and puff print logos.
Hoodies, pullovers and coats are also introduced for FW23, accompanied by a mix of traditional ribbed knitwear. The hero piece is arguably the double-dyed Nautical Puffer Jacket, constructed with a Crinkle Nylon tech outer and distinctive hardwear. Across the collection, the colour palette introduces notes of blues, greys and blacks reflective of the sea and sky, as well as accents of navy, sage and pops of traditional “Oyster White”.
The ‘Nautical’ collection will be available exclusively for Illicit Bloc members on Nov. 22. Click here to sign up for the drop.