Featuring: TRANSPACK, ANDREW MARC, SKEA, BOGNER, ROSSIGNOL, DESCENTE, ALP-N-ROCK, NEVE DESIGNS, PARAJUMPERS, KJUS, FUSLAP, ARCTERYX
words/images Judith Ecochard
MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL, NYC
Snow Magazine brought some high altitude Aspen glamour to the city recently---with several companies displaying their snow friendly performance wear that doubles as fashion statement, as well as a few gear/equipment names...and resorts.
Transpack makes durable and smartly designed packs for this carrying skis/skates/snowboards...with multiple pockets including roomy interiors for helmets, straps and buckles available to haul it all around.
|purple grape-new color-w/ reflective trim-patented Isosceles Storage System™ -side pockets for boots surround a large water resistant central compartment----TRV Pro, XT Pro, and Compact Pro sizes ($139.95-$119.95)....|
|Ridge Tech lightweight slim profile...|
|zippered pocket opens to hold a helmet|
|love this-zipped pocket in the neoprene padded shoulder straps|
|inner zip pocket inside the outer pocket great for keys, and credit cards|
|durable water resistant tarpaulin bottom-airline tough|
|fyi-we use ours for a transition bag doing triathlons!!!!! Nice touch-the padded backs here too, ---XTW The Classics-made of tough going 600 denier polyester----with the weight distributing patented Isosceles Storage System™|
|top cinches... main compartment.|
The event had two fashion shows---one that was focused on the lifestyle pieces---another for the functional performance pieces that we felt were just as fashion-y and more non-fur options.
Urban friendly trends- and function over fashion when it comes to materials chosen (except for those really ridiculous furs pieces which we rarely ever seen worn in NYC anyway-and mostly by Euro tourists...mercifully)...
PLUS: silhouettes were often slim fitting-as regular street wear is---made of four way stretch materials=warmth without the bulk.
Bold colors dominated- over prints- and design influences from utilitarian/military---to motocross---never seem to go out of style.
Some selections we liked----
|washed shrunken lamb Sage jacket w/ Andrew Marc denim, Pistel Hat and neck warmer, Bootights|
|french rugged lamb Radar jacket-A.M. jeans|
|Novelty twill Tristen black coat, A.M. jeans|
|waterproof wool pea coat, A.M. jeams|
|Silver Trench with Hoodm A.M. jeans|
|Kodiak down jacket|
|Vail, shearling, Gianna Pistil Hat, Bootights|
|grizzly leather and nylon bomber-buckland cotton pique polo, mel grey|
|Long bear chenille silk blend velvet, Claudia fitted down vest underneath, Zdar boots, Bootights|
|Denali Down jacket-faux fur lined, M. Miller boots|
Alp-N-Rock---new to us---and fabulous slim fitting knits---with fun logos and insignias woven in...front and back
|Heli-Ski, double lined|
|Alpine Mountain Club|
|one tribe non-reversible crew neck-with faux fur collar/hat by Helmet Band-Its|
NEVE Designs---we did a major review for our SIA coverage...nice to see how great the knits fit on humans.
|Camilla Dress, Nordic shawl, Grace pom pom hat Courcheval print bag|
|Vintage cortina zip neck, Hildi Nordic knit bag|
|Kay-black and hot pink, Mia Snowflake weekender bag|
|Jackson-red and black|
|Vintage Chamonix zip neck, Liz arm warmers/pom pom hats, Hildi Nordic Knit bag|
KJUS- standouts of this technical and lifestyle label---we loved the quilting patterns of the down jackets.
|Men's Globe red/orange jacket|
|Prime down jacket-military olive|
|Chromaic Down Jacket -cyber yellow|
|Backflip Vest...Sam fleece tender shoots mid ayer|
BOGNER has been around for decades-we still have two vintage one piece ski outfits from the 80's that are too nice to wear...for snowboarding for sure!
|Nelia-Di black puffer-leather stretch Jeany-L|
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW>>>>
Some looks from the KJUS booth....
|Neve Designs is teaming up with FARIBAULT Woolen Mills Company out of Minnesota- for fab blankets!!!!!|
PARAJUMPERS is actually rather large collection---
|from the Masterpiece Series - Gobi|
|great inner label|
|rugged zips-inner pockets|
|nice log patches|
|a lot of great details....High Fill Power Harraseeket iridescent micro reps fabric -water repellant|
SKEA...we love. Read our SIA review...for more...truly high end fashion performance wear----you can really count on to keep you warm and dry.
The second runway fest---featured more technical pieces---that we assume are made from top of the line fabrics...like waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex Active and Dermizax, Primaloft insulation...etc.
|Mata-D jacket -w/Alenka Pants|
|Anela -D green embroidered jacket, Melina White pant|
|Dagur-D gold jacket Aros checkered pants|
|Neah-D with Mabe jeans skipants|
ARCTERYX from Canada---is now a massive outdoor brand---it was nice to see them here...
|Sring Ray pants, Phase SL base layer crew top|
|Sentinel Jacket and pant|
|Sidewinder jacket, Sabre full bib in blaze----|
|Candy Apple Red coat|
|Keibo blue ray jacket, Sting Raypant|
DESCENTE is making quite the comeback in the ski/snowboard world...
|Madison Base Jacket|
|hare core-Prism Base Jacket, Hex Pant|
|Paris Base jacket, Selene Pant|
|Coaches Coat and All Terain Pant|
|Cirque Base Jacket, Glaze Pants-def do not wear with these boots|
SKEA----this CONTES Bubble jacket---and the unique fabric is amazing....for complete coverage of the collection---check out our review from the SIA show in Denver.
|Reese Jacket, Sonja Vest, Cargo Pant|
|Cargo pant, Bobby Vest|
|nice bomber hat|
|Diana yellow jacket, Cargo bronze pant|
|Chloe Red jacket|
|Helium Jacket, Revolution pant|
|Onyx down jacket, Onyx pant|
ROSSIGNOL and it's technically driven collaboration with French designer JC de Castelbajac...got a lot of approval----those ggrrrrr animal prints are FUN.
|Mereva Down Jacket, Gaga pant|
|Olympe sweater, Genny pant|
|Caroline long coat|
|Courchevel Jacket, Chamrousse pant|
|Morzine Jacket, Sameons Pant|
|Plagne overall, Morzine jacket|
|Rossignol-JC de Castelbajac|
Afterwards...we ran over to Rossignol to check out their 1907 Collection---the vintage inspired lime of "ultimate winter alpine chic..." an homage to the line's 105 years old history.
|BB down jacket in the back---Jane light down jacket-front with Marilyn pant|
|Jane Light Down jacket|
|flattering-wind and water resistant stretch in this down jacket|