Fashions’s Ever-Growing Obsession with Skiing Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

Fashions’s Ever-Growing Obsession with Skiing Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

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Highsnobiety: We’re flying through December, which means that the holidays are inching closer day by day – and so is ski season.

Personally, I’ve not been skiing since the humble age of 12, but will be making my anticipated return to the slopes in January. I may not be the best skier, but at least, I can be zooming down the snow in the best outfits.

I’ve spent the past few days researching my optimal snow steeze. This season, it seems as if brands have jumped headfirst into the snow, with multiple collections and must-have items available.

In terms of equipment, Saint LaurentPradaCELINE, and Dior all offer skis as well as snowboards, each priced way above a regular set, but arrives with logos and added luxury. Some even do helmets. Imagine queuing for the lift next to someone in a helmet decked out in Dior’s Oblique pattern.

Retailers such as Mytheresa have also jumped on the trend, partnering with Isabel Marant to create a “snow capsule” collection that features 33 80s-inspired pieces that work just as well in the slopes, as they do at the aprés ski with a cheeky aperol spritz in hand.

For something less subtle, look no further than Fendi. The label has continued to embrace logomania all year, especially with its Fendace collaboration, and has jackets, overalls, and more printed with its recognizable logo print.

Of course, we’ve also got the streetwear labels. A quick browse on StockX will generate plenty of snow-appropriate GORE-TEX jackets and Supreme collaborations with The North FacePalace fleeces that are perfect for layering, and you can also wear your Arc’Teryx whilst hitting the slopes – not just on your hikes.

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It goes without saying that winter fashion has drastically changed over the past few years, and skiwear has become yet another industry that has been luxury-fied by the big fashion players. I mean, can we talk about those Chrome Heart ski goggles?

But, if you’re still not convinced that the fashion giants do it best, classic ski labels such as ColmarPeak PerformanceHelly HansenColumbiaPatagonia, and The North Face will serve you well. They’re the true champions, and have been doing this for years.

Don’t forget to also get your hands on some Uniqlo heat tech, and some great goggles. At the end of the day you can look fantastic with your slope-appropriate steeze, but if you’re freezing, no one will envy you.

HIGHSNOBIETY: 4 Black Creatives Shaping the Future

HIGHSNOBIETY: 4 Black Creatives Shaping the Future

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The “clean and white” minimalist aesthetic has traditionally been reserved for Caucasian designers and artists. People of color have been excluded from conversations on minimalism and, more often than not, Black-owned brands are mislabeled as “streetwear.” After the social and political upheaval of 2020, the fashion and design industries are experiencing foundational changes, including a new era of minimalism.

Although this is just the beginning, Black creatives — aligning to the essence of minimalism — are entering the conversation.

 

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Cold Laundry, which was founded in 2019, started as the couple’s side project but has gained popularity with its pastel palettes and soft monochrome fits — its new releases sell out within minutes every time. The label is committed to unisex design by creating functional pieces at an accessible price. Ola and Cerise hope to evolve as an ethical and sustainable clothing brand, starting with its ethical manufacturing.

 

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Chainky‘s Na Chainkua Reindorf is a mixed media artist based in NYC. She was born and raised in Ghana, which influences her practices in photography, painting, and sculpture. Her work is rooted in West African textiles ranging from large-scale tapestries to sculptural installations. Reindorf hopes to create inclusive spaces and content that encourages dialogue around the topics of gender, identity, and contemporary art.

 

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Maggie Holladay is a former fashion editor who turned her love for vintage collecting into Claude Home in 2018. Claude Home was one of the first Instagram-based vintage furniture and home décor businesses to draw a growing global audience with its minimalist aesthetic. Maggie is the sole collector and curates her website with a variety of vintage furniture and items. Maggie’s mission is to help people learn about new designs and purchase timeless pieces that add beauty to their homes.

 

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Bertony Da Silva founded Arte Antwerp in 2009 when he was a graphic design and illustration student (the brand changed its name from Artenative to Arte Antwerp in 2016 after the opening of its flagship store in Antwerp). Bertony strives to design ready-to-wear collections that unify different art forms and celebrate diverse communities across borders and landscapes.

 

 

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Highsnobiety: Bucket Hats, But Make Them Winter-Ready!

Highsnobiety: Bucket Hats, But Make Them Winter-Ready!

The bucket hat is an unquestioned summer staple. As well as its sun-shielding properties, it’s also a king of casual — ready to be styled with pretty much everything under the — you guessed it — sun. Unfortunately, though, fall and winter weather doesn’t really work with canvas, leaving your head the wrong kind of chilled.

Enter — the winterized bucket hat.

Dressing this universally loved headwear item in winter-ready materials, whether wool, fleece, or corduroy, is a stroke of genius, and bucket hats for winter are one of our favorite things around right now.

From an extra-bright piece from Brain Dead to dramatic luxury iterations by the likes of Kassl Editions, this selection proves that the bucket hat is no one-season accessory.

 

 10 of the Best Bucket Hats for Winter:

Brain Dead Embossed Fur Bucket

Embossed Fur Bucket

Embossed Fur Bucket

$121

BRAIN DEAD

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Brain Dead is a brand that simply can’t be ignored right now. Partly because they’ve donated many profits to good causes this year. Partly because they make crazy-loud pieces like this.

 

Carhartt Northfield Bucket Hat

Northfield Bucket Hat

Northfield Bucket Hat

From $50

CARHARTT WIP

If you needed any more reason to add this future staple of yours to your wardrobe, it’s currently part of SSENSE’s huge winter sale.

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SSENSE

$50

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SELFRIDGES & CO.

$56

HHV

$61

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Paul Smith Checked Wool Bucket Hat

Checked Wool Bucket Hat

Checked Wool Bucket Hat

$130

PAUL SMITH

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British legend Paul Smith celebrated 50 years of his iconic brand this year, a label which has dressed David Bowie, mods, and now you with this checked wool hat.

 

Kangol Plush Hat

Plush Rap Hat

Plush Rap Hat

$79

KANGOL

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The Kangol Plush Hat was a pretty permanent fixture of the ’80s hip hop scene in the US, and it remains relevant this winter, 50 years later.

 

Casablanca Cashmere Logo Patch Bucket Hat

Cashmere Logo Patch Bucket Hat

Cashmere Logo Patch Bucket Hat

$198

CASABLANCA

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While you may be more familiar with Casablanca’s sun-soaked Mediterranean graphics, it’s a label that knows how to do winter as well. This cashmere-blend bucket hat is warm, super-soft, and features a subtle logo patch as detailing.

 

C2H4 Fleece Bucket Hat

Fleece Bucket Hat

Fleece Bucket Hat

From $95

C2H4

C2H4 gets extremely cozy on this fleece bucket. With just an embroidered logo above the rim, you can tell that this one’s all about comfort.

Vyner Articles Teddy Bucket Hat

Teddy Bucket Hat

Teddy Bucket Hat

From $117

VYNER ARTICLES

Vyner Articles opts for an unstructured build to distinguish the Teddy Bucket Hat. The outcome is a comfy bucket which drapes over the head with a more dramatic silhouette.

Eytys Faux-Fur Silo Bucket Hat

Faux-Fur Silo Bucket Hat

Faux-Fur Silo Bucket Hat

From $160

EYTYS

From restrained to the completely unashamedly unrestrained. This faux-fur hat from Eytys is all about grabbing attention. But, while you do grab that attention, you’ll be extremely cozy too.

Kassl Editions Wool Trench Hat

Wool Trench Hat

Wool Trench Hat

$244

KASSL EDITIONS

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Kassl Editions looks to the traditional trench coat for inspiration here. A beige waterproof shell protects a wool lining for warmth. Earflaps tighten via a toggle drawstring for when the weather’s really picking up.

 

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