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The Ski Lift: What’s Haute In Winter Wear Once only for the slopes, casual skiwear is being elevated into high fashion.
Posted on Feb 23, 2017 06:00am

Fashion has borrowed literally from athletic gear since Claire McCardell et al. invented American sportswear in the 1940s. This season, sportwear’s younger cousin, athleisure, is on the rise again (minus the velour tracksuits with gold chains and high-tops) and drawing inspiration from the slopes. Skiwear has never looked better, or more like streetwear: luxurious patterned sweaters; slim, boot-cut trousers in high-tech fabrics; shapely, knockout coats that often have fur linings or hoods; razor-sharp eyewear options that have the look of goggles and the chic of an Italian movie. The best part is that going from ski to après-ski requires no effort at all. Just switch out your boots and you’re done.


Mykita Black Bernhard Willhelm Edition Vice sunglasses, Sorel Caribou boot, Peak Performance ski pants, Emilio Pucci sweater and Stella McCartney for Adidas top.

By David Denicolo | Originally published in Watch! Magazine, February 2017.

Celebrity photos from left to right: Gwen Stefani in Timberland boots; Beyoncé in a Eugenia Kim Pompom Mouse Beanie; Bradley Cooper in a New Era Philadelphia Eagles hat, Fjällräven jacket and Carrera sunglasses; Liv Tyler in a Moncler parka.

Photo Credits: Chinchilla/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images (Stefani); Anthony J. Causi/Splash News (Beyoncé); Raymond Hall/Getty Images (Cooper); Christopher Peterson/Getty Images (Tyler).