The long awaited return of the winter sports season is especially celebrated by the biggest houses with exciting new collections; Icon-Icon has selected this winter’s essentials, for optimum comfort and the most chic silhouette you can get on the slopes.
2021 Ski Season: The Most Chic And Technical Coats
Ski slopes, and their amazing background scenes, have always supplied the perfect canvas for the most theatrical and trending whims; we all have images of Slim Aarons stamped into our memory, but also those of the jet set lifestyle, of the oh-so-elegant outfits of holiday skiers, in the most sought after european resorts of Courchevel, Cortina and Gstaad…
Gstaad, where, by the way, princess Grace of Monaco inspired more than one skiwear classic whenever she was pictured sledding, dressed in a big woolen Aran sweater and a pair of chic sunglasses.
We also think of Diana‘s iconic silhouette, and that of Audrey Hepburn in Charade, shot in Megève; a true epitome of elegance for a stylish conquest of powdered snow.
From Emilio Pucci, once a ski amateur who’d become the king of prints, as well as being one of the Dolce Vita’s Italian style’s flagbearers, to Chanel who introduced their first Coco Neige collection; a number of houses offer pieces as chic as they are technical for this year’s winter sports season. Indeed, skiing requires a very particular wardrobe; skis, a suit, a helmet, the goggles, boots, and finally the après-skis…
For you to be able to have your bearings, Icon-Icon has chosen to elaborate a selection of skiwear’s most iconic pieces, from the most elegant to the most timeless; a way of making this season that of the return to fashion and the outdoors alike!
First Episode: Ski Jackets
Bold garments, et greatly embossed with Parisian chic; take the DiorAlps pieces, for instance, a first for the Avenue Montaigne based behemoth. Icon-Icon has carefully selected the DiorAlps Hooded Anorak, a piece in which one can identify the emblematic signature of the Dior universe: the star, one of Monsieur Dior’s lucky charms, whose story is unveiled here.
This keepsake is so important to Dior’s life that it can even be found on the most technical pieces; it is, after all, upon a star sign that Christian Dior tripped in front of Paris’ British Embassy, a small event which ultimately led to his founding of the Dior brand.
In this ski jacket selection, we can find the house’s iconic piece that set the standards of silhouette which fit in a short and simple sentence: the opposite of the bibendum look.
Fusalp has literally broken ground in terms of skiwear silhouettes. The house still concentrates its expertise around a tag that can be recognised among thousands; a which the Gardena III religiously represents. An iconic house, at the origin of many skiwear revolutions and legends, Fusalp has long since dressed the winter sport’s most admired champions with its blue, red and white standard.
A silhouette which the Montana jacket encapsulates perfectly!
The Moncler house, whose name originates as a contraction of Monestier-de-Clermont, a village not too far from Grenoble, has tied its expertise in this technical and alluring piece; perfect for elegant skiing.
How could one not mention the Rossignol ski jacket; a piece rich in skiing emblems and symbols. Rossignol’s iconic chic lets us guess the French flag inspired details – the brand’s homeland, while also blending the icon Strato ski blue in the jacket’s lining; the pioneering skis, courtesy of Rossignol, which are and have always been essential to a chic and pleasant conquest of the mountain range.
Thus, Icon-Icon’s selection of ski jackets encapsulates high performance, waterproof and thermal jackets, but above all, it regroups the most aesthetically impeccable jackets for you to purchase.