SKI-TO-STREET CHIC

BY INGRID SCHMIDT

Hit the Slopes in Style

 

Miu Miu

With chalet season upon us, snowy mountains beckon, from Jackson Hole to Sun Valley, Aspen to Alta. This calls for a capsule wardrobe of chic comfort clothes that are warm and water-repellent, easily moving from the slopes to après ski.  

On point, many designers turned to glamorous alpine adventures to inspire winter collections. Going for the fantastical, Thom Browne chose no less than Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn to show off a dramatic quilted golden coat (available to special order) with a matching gown in the Utah mountains. For Miu Miu, the Cortina d’Ampezzo in the idyllic Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy is the backdrop for its collection. In the mix are logo snowboards, pastel satin skiwear, and crochet balaclavas to adorn covid masks. Chanel likewise celebrates ski style with its winter campaign, set in the Megève ski resort in the French Alps, where models lounge in furry boots, Alpine sweaters, and logo ski jumpers. For the gentlemen, Zegna has issued a luxe, winter sport-inspired Outdoor Collection of technical apparel, gear, footwear, even logo skis.

Dior Alps Capsule Collection

Chalet looks with vintage ‘70s vibes are trending, thanks in part to Alpine resort scenes in the recently released House of Gucci film. That translates to fitted, often belted, ski suits and down jackets, as well as fleece-trimmed pieces and new riffs on Moon Boots. Fashion-forward spins on Fair Isle sweaters from an array of labels are another buzzy addition to slope-to-street wardrobes this season. Here, our selects for winter getaway style:

Moncler

Level 2, Saks Fifth Avenue Wing
714.559.7331

Moncler collaborated with Naj-Oleari, the Italian company known for its prints, for the apres-ski Jocelme jacket. Made of recycled lacquered nylon and filled with down, the cropped jacket features a standup collar and a black hood that can be tucked away.

Dior

Level 1, Nordstrom Wing
714.549.4700

Part of the DiorAlps capsule, the hooded down jacket reimagines the winter sports aesthetic with Dior’s couture codes. Crafted in quilted water-repellent technical fabric, the jacket features the Dior Star and a ‘CHRISTIAN DIOR’ band and can be coordinated with the matching ski pants.

Prada

Level 2, Jewel Court
714.338.2200

Prada takes the quilting trend to a new level with chevron-patterned ski suit overalls in a waterproof, windproof, and breathable two-layer technical nylon with goose down and Graphene® padding for warmth.

Loro Piana

Level 2, Nordstrom Wing
714.432.1301

This chic Icer Ski Jumpsuit is crafted from high-tech cashmere, specially treated to be waterproof and wind-resistant. Technical wool inserts on the upper sleeves and a drawstring hood add warmth.

Canada Goose

Level 1, Carousel Court
312.767.0544

The ultra-lightweight Roxboro may seem like the typical quilted Canada Goose coat until you unzip the side gussets to reveal a cool surprise – more room and a panel in a contrasting shade of cream. The coat is cut at the knee, with a dipped back hem, and has indispensable removable backpack straps so you can carry the coat hands-free.

The North Face x Gucci

Level 2, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
714.557.9600

Logos are a go in this GG-print canvas down jacket, part of the second collaborative collection between the buzzy haute Italian fashion house and the California outdoor recreation brand. A hood, internal drawstring details, and a snap button and zip front closure keep the weather in check.

Brunello Cucinelli

Level 2, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
714.957.6930

Get two sleek outerwear pieces in one with the Cashmere Reversible Taffeta Down Vest. A detachable drawstring hoodie adds to the flexibility.

Stella McCartney

Level 2, Between and Carousel Jewel Courts
657.273.5727

Up your cuddle quotient in the bomber-style Vilma Faux Fur Jacket. Long on retro appeal, it has an easy elasticized hem and cuffs,  a zip front, and the fashion punch of a houndstooth-pattern base.

Tory Burch

Level 1, Carousel Court
714.689.0450

A wear-forever classic, this Merino Fair Isle Sweater in warm wool is cozy and fashionable. Also available in white (with either brown or blue detailing), orange with a rust pattern, and brown with a white pattern. Complete the look with the matching Merino Fair Isle Mittens and Hat.

Miu Miu

Level 2, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
714.617.6927

Inspired by snowboard wear, these Quilted Nylon Pants with a wide-leg design are the ultimate in haute ski style. Zipped cuffs and an elasticized waistband allow for a quick change in the chalet.  It also comes in Cameo Beige and Blueberry. Complete the look with a matching Quilted Nylon Jacket with a faux fur-trim hood.

Gucci

Level 2, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
714.557.9600

Talk about tickled pink. In one fell swoop, add fashion drama and warmth to layered basics with these head-turning Slip-On Feather Arm Warmers that capture the retro glam of the brand under the direction of creative director Alessandro Michele.

Max Mara

Level 1, Jewel Court
714.754.7900

Stay stylishly hands-free with this fluffy Camel Belt Bag, finished with leather trim and an adjustable gold chain-link strap. A versatile pouch to keep a phone and other fundamentals, it can be worn in a multitude of ways.

Thom Browne

Level 2, Saks Fifth Avenue Wing
714.410.8485

Dressed up with signature logo striping, this Down-Filled 4 Bar Scarf is packed with snuggly goose feathers and down.  At 69.3 inches long and 9.8 inches wide, it pretty much guarantees warmth on the go.

Chanel

Level 1, Nordstrom Wing
714.754.7455

With a shearling panel, patterned laces and practical, of-the-moment lug soles, these sleek suede Lace-Up Booties are a winter must-have in the chalet and beyond.

Moncler

Level 2, Saks Fifth Avenue Wing
714.559.7331

Channeling ‘70s style, these 8 Moncler Palm Angels Moon Boots are part of a new fashion-forward collaboration between the two Italian luxury fashion brands.

Panerai

Level 2, Carousel Court
714.444.1534 714.481.7188

This limited-edition Submersible Mike Horn Chrono Flyback watch with a three-day power reserve is up to the challenges of the most skilled skier or snowboarder on the slopes.  The sleek, water-resistant, titanium ceramic design is wrapped up with a blue rubber accordion strap and also comes with a strap crafted of rubber and camouflage material, inspired by Italian Navy uniforms. 

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Miu Miu

Level 2, Between Jewel ad Carousel Courts
714.617.6927

Nothing says cool like a Miu Miu Snowboard crafted partially from sustainable materials.  Designed for all terrains and skill levels. The vibrant graphic pattern is inspired by the Fall/Winter collection.

 

Zegna

Level 2, Jewel Court
714.444.1534

Part of the 100-plus-year-old Italian brand’s new Outdoor Collection, the Zegna with Kask Piuma Ski Helmet boasts an anti-fog and anti-scratch double lens visor, leather ear flaps and chin strap, removable Merino wool padding,  and a matte finish. 

Tumi

Level 2, Saks Fifth Avenue Wing
714.429.0997

Hit the road with the 2-Wheeled Ski/Snowboard Duffel with plenty of room for all the essential gear. The interior has a water-resistant lining, while the bottom pocket handily zips off and unfolds into a bag; Tumi Tracer technology keeps track of the bag’s whereabouts.

Canada Goose

Level 1, Carousel Court
312.767.0544

Keep baby cozy in this down-filled Fawn Bunting with a removable fur-trim hood. The three-piece set seamlessly converts from infant car seat insulation to a stroller cocoon or a blanket.


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