Let it snow…
If the forecast for your winter features snowflakes, then need-to-know skiwear should be at the top of your shopping list. Whether you’re an avid snowboarder, amateur skier, or professional après-skier, our edit of must-have, snow-friendly collections will ensure that you’re fully prepped for hitting the slopes.
Shoreditch Ski Club
Last time we checked, a mountain range hadn’t recently appeared in East London, nevertheless we’ve welcomed Shoreditch Ski Club to Browns for AW19. With his new label, founder Wil Beedle (a.k.a. the creative director of AllSaints) is delivering oversized, high-fashion outerwear with a twist, suitable for both the city and the slopes. Driven by a desire to play with juxtaposition (hence the brand’s name) luxe shearling aviator jackets are constructed with hints of denim on the reverse, and puffer jackets feature eco-friendly nylon harnesses made from recycled plastic bottles.
No moment chopping up fresh powder is perfect without Thierry Donard’s Perfect Moment. When forming his label, extreme sports filmmaker and professional skier Donard’s mission was to bring style and performance to luxury ski clothes. Well Thierry, mission accomplished. From faux fur-lined helmets and mountain goggles, to thermal base layers and standout ski jackets cut in innovative tech materials, each head-to-toe ensemble ensures you’ll be top of your game (in both style and substance) whilst on the slopes. We’ll be sporting the Rainbow Stripe Flared Ski Jumpsuit to imitate the queen of retro skiwear herself, Princess Diana.
Taking one giant leap for your wardrobe, Giancarlo Zanatta established Moon Boot after watching Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon. Drawing inspiration from the shape and technology of astronauts’ antigravity boots, these distinct, retro-futuristic snow boots are a fusion of functionality and out-of-this-world aesthetics, finished with lace-up detail and Moon Boot branding. There for when your feet are craving something bold, timeless and futuristic, our edit means your après-ski footwear collection is ready for blast off.
Taking alpine style to new heights for the most sophisticated of ski enthusiasts, it comes as no surprise that this French brand was started by tailors in 1952, with the goal of honouring the art of movement and celebrating French elegance. Proving that you don’t have to sacrifice style and cut for performance and comfort, each piece combines the most innovative technology and functionality with streamlined, sports-chic silhouettes. Their signature fits will have you effortlessly serving Bond girl sexiness; we’re taking cues from Bibi Dahl in the Gemini III Top and Tipi II Pants.
Snow bunnies, rejoice! Alpine diffusion line Moncler Grenoble’s skiwear is covering the three Cs all at once – that’s cosy, chic and comfortable – so you can be sure you’re bringing the heat even in Arctic temperatures. Since 2010, the label has celebrated the spirit of far-flung adventures, those synonymous with the two young mountaineers who founded Moncler, René Ramillon and André Vincent. Internal powder skirts, integrated Recco rescue systems and quilted linings are built into high-performance designs that are equal parts functional and stylish. Once you’ve laid eyes on their iconic down-filled puffer jackets, retro style flared bottoms and timeless all-black two-pieces, you’ll be saying ski ya later to your old winter sports wardrobe.
Words by Sophy Davis Russell
13th January 2020
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