The latest ski collection from the premium Italian brand Colmar has everything from ski lift pass pockets to the very latest performance fabrics.
Italian ski wear’s connection to subculture is actually a lot bigger than you what you probably thought. The original Casuals of the early 1980s wore various ski jackets and so did Milan’s very own Paninaro. There was also a phase where rappers even wore ski goggles as an accessory. The signature down jackets as famously seen on the slopes of the Alps & the Pyrenees have become synonymous to Italian styling with heritage ski brands like Colmar flying the flag for classic Italian ski-wear.
Born on the slopes, Colmar first made its mark in the 1952 Oslo Olympics courtesy of Zeno Colò with his very own Colmar jacket. The 1970s & 1980s saw the Monza born brand push the boundaries of traditional ski wear, introducing performance fabrics for racing ski-suits that were tested by the Politecnico of Milano. The 90s saw Colmar introduce the classic colour-blocking ski styles of the era which would later lead to the introduction of Colmar’s very own lifestyle brand. For December 2022 Colmar introduce their latest ski ready range with a collection of outerwear geared up for the slopes that will look just as good on the streets. Merging together the brands’ ski heritage with modern day styling as well as the very latest performance fabrics & garment tech.
Highlights of the collection includes the Two-Way Stretch Jacket which features a laminated softshell recycled fabric with Teflon EcoElite™ eco-friendly water-repellent treatment. There’s also handy little features like a ski lift pass pocket & an integrated balaclava for when the mercury drops. The Puffy Velvet Ski Jacket features a ribbed stretch velvet which boasts a waterproof and breathable membrane for an almost corduroy like aesthetic. The Puffy Ski Jacket features a robust ripstop fabric with premium down insulation, available in a striking tangerine colourway. Then there’s the 5-Layer Down Ski Jacket which features a 5-layer laminated waterproof fabric with integrated down insulation. The winter ready jacket also features Recco® Technology & a waterproof cam lock zip. Other highlights of the drop includes 5 Layer Ski Vests & SoftShell Waistcoats which are both great for some winter layering.