There is a lot to consider when packing for a winter ski break – not only do you want pieces that that will aid your performance on the slopes, they need to look stylish and timeless for years to come and feel chic enough for après-ski. Which is where NET-A-PORTER’s collection of luxury ski brands come in; carefully curated based on performance and aesthetic credentials, each collection will make a smart addition to your ski closet, meaning that you’re ready to hit the slopes in style year after year. Not sure what type of outfit to start with? Make these four modern ensembles your starting points…
Nothing makes a cool style statement quite like all-white on the slopes. Enter Erin Snow’s immaculate white jacket and ski pants: crafted from slightly stretchy quilted shell for ease of movement, they’re both wind- and water-repellent to protect you from harsh weather, and have ample zipped pockets for storing essentials such as your phone, gloves and sunglasses. Best of all, Erin Snow’s designs are made from recycled materials, such as fish nets, and are free of toxic substances. Finish the look with the label’s colorful striped merino wool turtleneck sweater and a pair of sturdy, insulated boots from Italian brand Moon Boot – each pair provides traction against slippery surfaces and can keep feet comfortable in temperatures as low as -35° C, making them essential for wearing to and from the slopes.
Whether you’re a seasoned skier or new to the sport, a full-body ski suit will protect you from the elements in style. Cut for a slim fit, Kjus’ water-repellent ‘Varuna’ suit features an insulating fleece lining in the bodice to keep you warm, while the zipped snow-gaiter cuffs mean the suit legs will fit comfortably over your boots. Add a pop of color with Kjus’ neon-yellow stretch-jersey turtleneck as your base layer and team with a pair of low-top Moon Boots in contrasting white.
Create the ultimate mix-and-match capsule closet with a versatile palette of black and white. Founded in 1952, luxury French brand Fusalp blurs the lines between style and performance, and the brand’s ‘Cooler’ ski jacket is the perfect example of that: made from plush velvet paneled with water-repellent shell, the ultra-warm cover-up makes a stylish addition to your outerwear collection on the slopes and in the city. Continue the sleek, fashion-forward vibe with Fusalp’s ‘Belalp’ slim-fit pants, which have stirrup cuffs to keep them perfectly in place, and a pair of Moon Boots in classic black.
Want to ensure you really stand out from the crowd this ski season? A statement jacket in high-shine metallic silver is guaranteed to garner complements both on the slopes and at the bar for après-ski. The perfect blend of functional, innovative and fashionable, Goldbergh’s Cruise ’20 collection is inspired by ice and ash from the volcanic landscapes of Iceland. Filled with insulating down and feathers, the brand’s ‘Aura’ ski jacket has a high-standing collar to keep your neck protected even when the hood is detached. Wear it with the brand’s ‘Pheobe’ salopettes, which feature rubber pads at the cuff for extra protection if you fall, and finish with a pair of cozy shearling Moon Boots.