AFTER a two year hiatus from the slopes, the much anticipated return to the Alps brings with it a need for speed and a fresh perspective on skiwear.
The solution to this duality is London’s Koibird new edit – a curated extravaganza showcasing the best pieces for you to take to the mountains; suitable for black-runs and glamorous enough for your apres-ski motives.
Ensuring that performance comes before party, the selection of pieces all have qualities that enhance your journey to the bottom of the run.
Brand Aztech Mountain, founded by David Roth, Heifara Rutgers and Olympic gold medallist Bode Miller, has become Aspen’s hidden gem as it converges technical traits, such using recycled material and water-repellant nylon, with precision design.
Cordova, the American skiwear brand, embrace colour and the 70s era in their pieces – think a multitude of one pieces. Tailored to fit your body and enhance your shape, something that many female skiers understand is hard to come by as you are engulfed in layers and padding, Cordova uses repurposed coffee beans to retain heat and Gore-Tex 4 to ensure breathability whilst maintaining to look ultra-modern.
Marzia Bellotti’s Khrisjoy, the luxury brand that fuses the ex-stylist’s personal style with the idea of a laidback lifestyle, sees the arrival of lightweight down-filled jackets, gilets and ankle boots, balancing the high-tech counterparts in the edit.
Premium footwear also has its moment in Koibird’s edit as Diemme, an Italian brand that focuses on sustainability and provenance offers the option of beige leather boots while Canadian experts Sorel, mix leather, wool and felt for those who prefer a more rugged approach.
Whether you are someone who prefers to outshine in technique rather than outfit, or the person who likes to make a bold statement with their gear, Koibird has become the destination for you to find your next ski outfit.
by Imogen Clark