By Leah Harper
Waders, waterproofs, waistcoats and beanies are this season’s must haves – perfect for the wet start to summer
Fashion takes its inspiration from diverse places – yet this summer some of the biggest trends are being influenced by a particularly unlikely source: fishing – or rather angling, to be specific.
It’s not the first time that fisherman fashion has been co-opted by those who don’t necessarily spend their leisure time with rods, reels and sinkers. But forget the Aran jumpers, thick-knit scarfs and rolled-up beanies that hit the catwalk – and subsequently the high street – circa 2016. This time around it is the utilitarian, functional fashion favoured by those fishing rivers and lakes that have become an unlikely style muse.