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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.