Category: Designer Dialogs


Come to Megève, mon amour, for AAllard fur, fuseaux, and French sophistication. Next to the 14th-century church and across from the horseand‑carriage stop, the AAllard boutique occupies pride of place in Megève’s cobbled village square. Not merely a trove of cashmere, wool, and fur sophistication, AAllard is a French historical treasure. In 1926, just as Baroness Noémie “Mimi” de Rothschild was beginning to attract aristocrats to the snowy Haute-Savoie and laying the foundation for Megève as a ski destination, a polio-struck Armand Allard, unable to farm, instead mastered the trade of sewing. At his small tailor shop in the town square, the stars would align four years later when the ... Read more

NILS Ski Wear 2016 First Look

NILS Ski Wear 2016 features great new ski clothing for women. SNOW luxury winter fashion video interview about upcoming releases from NILS Ski Wear 2016. Part of SNOW’s 2016 best new ski wear and designer dialogs series. Filmed on location at 2016 SIA Denver. A Little About NILS Ski Wear NILS Ski wear became one of the first fashion companies to incorporate Gore-Tex into their collections. With the innovative design of the high waist, stretch bottom suit they soon began to dominate the stretch suit market. Over the course of the next several years NILS established a reputation as the best fitting women’s skiwear collection ... Read more

Pure Instinct: Cole Sport Park City

Cole Sport Park City: Gary Cole uses intuition to build a chic Park City boutique When Gary Cole opened Cole Sport in Park City, Utah in 1982, he did so on pure instinct. He and his wife, Jana, had resided in the resort town for 10 years, and as a ski instructor and realtor, this former opera singer — yes, opera singer — built a clientele of wealthy, well-dressed clients. “It occurred to me that nobody in town was doing any high-end, European-type fashion,” he says. Cole had always enjoyed shopping, liked clothes, and sensed opportunity. “It was a total seat-of-the-pants effort,” he admits. “We brought in unique quality design and built ... Read more

Toni Sailer l 2015 – 2016 Ski Collection

Toni Sailer’s 2015 – 2016 Ski Collection – Sneak Peak Toni Sailer’s 2015 – 2016 Ski Collection is inspired by skiing’s original “Pop Star”, a champion ski racer from Austria, Toni Sailer  won a gold medal in all three events at the Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo. His movie star good looks paved the way for his post ski racing career as an actor and a singer.  Also know as the Blitz from Kitz, this ski star from Kitzbuhel inspired the brand that bears his name. This year’s 2015 – 2016 ski collection has a retro style design that is thoroughly ... Read more

Designer Dialogues: Diane Boyer – Skea

SNOW caught up with Skea designer and owner, Diane Boyer, to get the inside scoop on what makes SKEA a standout in the ski world. Diane Boyer grew up in Greenwich Ct., and Stratton Mtn Vt., but now resides in Vail, Colorado.   A passionate skier from day one, Diane was a junior national freestyle skiing champion, specializing in moguls.  She also sailed competitively on Long Island Sound in the summers and made the trek to Stratton Mountain, Vermont every weekend in the winter where she was one of the founding members of the Stratton Freestyle Team.  Diane never did the ... Read more

SNOW’s Winter Fashion Designer Dialogues – Pilar Tarrau

1. Tell us about Pilar. I really love Art and Basquiat is one of my favorite artists, my first inspiration. Growing up in Venezuela was a blessing in disguise. I would have never imagined that living in rural Caracas would provide me with a template for a fashion related career. As a child, I always had an affinity with art and fashion. I can vividly recall accessorizing clothes, fabric, textiles and materials in attempt to manipulate certain styles in the fashion industry. Ultimately, my appreciation for handbags and the complexity behind their manufacturing gave me the motivation I needed to ... Read more

Designer Profile: Tara Mercurio of One Moon

Tara Mercurio of One Moon Tara Mercurio of One Moon sits across from me outside the Surrey Hotel in New York City on a rainy April day. A native New Yorker, Tara looks at ease amidst the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue, however she (and her trusty sidekick Dudley) have lived in Los Angeles for the better part of the past twenty-years. As the founder & CEO of One Moon, an up-and-coming lifestyle cashmere brand, Tara can be a hard woman to track down. As she races from LA to New York to Dallas to Aspen she is slowlybut surely converting the world to her ... Read more