words/images Judith Ecochard
Of all the Pre-Fall previews-the most genius of a fashion/function collabs that we saw- has got to be the luxe knit skiwear (or wear wherever wear) sweaters designed by print master/fashion designer Nicole Miller and the sophisticated Colorado based, Euro inspired knitwear specialists Neve Designs.
Clever graphics with a nod to the 60's Op Art---and design elements that hark back to the ski racing sweaters---(elbow patches)...are as eye-catching as the color combos---including the well done geometric color blocking -a trend now classic pattern. IMHO.
|Quarter Zip Sweaters-SHARDS|
|Hooded Full Zip|
Every sweater-crew/mock necks, quarter/full zips, hoodies, tunic length samples-are all finely made -heavenly next of skin feel, luxuriously plush AND with some sporting practical/functional elements like thumbholes, zipped pockets---
MATERIALS: The finest wools including merino---and quality zips that will survive rugged wear...providing breathable warmth with all that style...PLUS: all are sized just long enough ( below hips) to be meaningfully warm when sitting on the chairlift-or to wear with leggings/boots-a winter wardrobe staple.
|Crew Neck-PAPER CRANE|
|Mock Neck with thumb holes|
|thumbhole stitching won't ravel-finely knitted!|
OUR TOP PICKS:
|V Neck Hooded Sweater (in grey too)|
INFO: NEVE DESIGNS