The aesthetics of the French and Swiss ski resorts attracts not only lovers of active leisure, but also designers who draw inspiration from nostalgic retro-images for autumn-winter collections.
Bogner winter 2019
Since the 1920s, vacation at a ski resort has become very popular and was considered the exclusive pastime. So representatives of blue blood, businessmen and movie stars met at fashionable après-ski parties. Overalls worn by Brooke Shields and Cher were a very popular element of outerwear at that time. Woolen trousers and an Indian poncho, like Brigitte Bardot’s, deserved special love. These clothes were very comfortable to sit in a chalet by the fire, enjoying fondue, the aroma of spices and hot mulled wine.
The current après-ski wardrobe includes new models, fabrics and colors: popular Hemingway sweaters with Scandinavian patterns, nylon pants and overalls in bright gradient colors, puffers, knitted dresses and tweed items. You can opt for equipment in the spirit of the 1950s, for example, in the new Massimo Dutticollection, which presents not only woolen trousers and knitted sweaters, but also puffy metallic-colored jackets that can also be worn in the city. In the après-ski clothing line by Dolce & Gabbana, fans of alpine skiing can please themselves with jacquard down jackets, fur vests and brocade sweatshirts.
1 - Cordova jumpsuit, 2 - Perfect Moment jacket, 3 - Gucci turtleneck, 4 - Emporio Armani mask sunglasses, 5 - Jog Dog moon rovers
Après-ski laced boots can be found in the Inaya de Moncler, Chanel and Pradacollections, and the Eskimo version of the classic and reflective colors can be found in the Adidas by Stella McCartney, Moschino, Moon Boots and Inaya de Moncler collections. Such shoes will perfectly protect your feet from the cold and won’t let moisture in. So it’s convenient not only to go down the mountain slopes, but also to walk for a long time. Hiker boots can be seen in a picture of Prince Charles and Princess Diana together, or on Jacqueline Kennedy with her children.
1 - Bogner leggings, 2 - Sweater & Daughter, 3 - Fendi jacket, 4 - Fendi fur headphones, 5 - Moncler boots, 6 - Bogner gloves
Since in winter the effect of the sun doesn’t wane and even is enhanced by reflected light, one cannot do without ski aviator glasses or snowboard masks. Russian hats, ear muffs or knitted hats will complete the image.