Ski Fashion

A Skier’s Guide to New York Fashion Week: What Made the Slopes

Do the styles of New York Fashion Week influence the slope? We followed five designs from the Spring/Summer 2018 show to see what colors, silhouettes and textures made their way from the runway to the lift line:


Designer: Tom Ford

The Look: This Michael Jackson-inspired cut foreshadowed a move toward bigger, bolder silhouettes. Added bonus? No one was missing you around a blind turn.


What Made the Slopes:

Moncler’s boxy ski jacket certainly feels reminiscent of The Man in the Mirror, and we love the added fringe of this jacket, seen in 2020. Orange may not have become the new black, but we like the sunnier hues.

Designer: Rebecca Minkoff

The Look: This Brianna Parka was love at ‘furst’ sight for us (we just couldn’t help that one), and we did not want to be slope-side anywhere after 4 p.m. without it. Thankfully, faux fur took off a season later, keeping the apres-ski set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge from showing up in the same pink-edged parka.

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One last winter jacket hurrah @victoriajustice #myrm

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What Made the Slopes

We saw this look come to life in 2020 thanks to Cardova’s Chamonix stretch ski suit, one of our favorite looks of any recent season:

Designer: Suno

The Look: The off-the-shoulder throwback has been creeping back into everyday wardrobes across Soho, and we love this cut for fireside apres-ski, particularly in Suno’s eco-friendly fabrics. And yes, we realize we’re cheating with pieces from last season’s collection, but can you really blame us?


What Made the Slopes:

The off-the-shoulder look showed up all over the place in recent years, with ever-more exaggerated looks. The winner? This “ugly sweater” remake by Free People.


Designer: Ohne Titel

The Look: We had such a hard time picking just one eye-catching piece from Ohne Titel’s couture-worthy collection — from this Beetlejuice-inspired jumper to a whole line of feather-like furs — but the particularly Magic Flute-like piece below (for any opera lovers out there) gives us hope that we may one day give literal meaning to blue-bird days. And for that, we must give it the feature.

What Made the Slopes:

Cordova’s Chamonix suit might be the closest, but this was one collection that might have been too couture even for apres-ski.


Designer: Mara Hoffman

The Look: We concede, Mara Hoffman’s SS18 palette could not possibly be more “spring”, but we can only hope these colors make their way into the skiwear of the following year. One-piece suit designers, take note: we enthusiasts of the early ’90s want a geometric shape renaissance.

What Made the Slopes:

We may not have seen the pattern resurgence we craved, but we love that Bogner went bold in later seasons with a canary-yellow,  Kill Bill-inspired suite. Consider us satisfied with this runway-to-liftline transition.

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Playing it cool. #bogner #fw19

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