Haute couture brands from Gucci to Fendi time travelled to an Aspen ski lodge circa 1970 this season to bring us hippie chic, 2016 retro ski wear done in rich, ultra luxurious fabrics. Hit the slopes in belted ski jackets, like the luxe Erica coat from M.Miller, or the fox fur version in green-and-beige chevron shown on Moncler Grenoble’s fall runway.

Trade in basic black ski pants for retro athletic-inspired versions like the ones in Fendi’s ski line, complete with pink, red, and white stripes along the pant leg. And instead of just any old ski helmet, opt for Kask’s highly coveted fur-lined helmet, the ski version of a boho chic Davy Crockett hat. Vintage Norwegian-inspired knits are also trending on the ready-to-wear runways—this is your moment to break them out for layering.

Gucci, for instance, is mining its 1970s heyday for inspiration this season, particularly with its heavy knitwear complete with nostalgic geometric patterns. Wear them while sipping Champagne at Pichalain Hut in St. Moritz or winding down on an outdoor deck at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Off the slopes, retro mountain boots adorned with bright-colored laces should be your go-tos, and nothing will complete your free-spirited jet-set style quite like a Louis Vuitton fur scarf. Needless to say, the key to being on trend is to remember that more is more. —Leah Bourne


on our radar
Sports luxury eyewear from Yniq, a young Swedish brand whose good looks and patented peripheral vision technology wowed both judges and fashionistas at ISPO 2015.


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