It’s about time that Balenciaga got into the skiwear game, especially considering that oversized puffer jackets and icy cool shades feature heavily within the uniform. Now, the Paris-based label is gearing up to kit you out for the season of the slopes, through its first-ever Skiwear Collection.
Comprising technical garments, accessories and ski gear, the collection will feature thermal separates, protective outerwear, gloves, footwear and eyewear alongside ski gear like poles, packs and a snowboard. Crafted with Balenciaga’s distinctive design principles in mind, the collection utilizes the furthest advancements within the world of snow sports manufacturing, fusing together high-impact with apres-ski.
Designed with a foolproof layering system, the collection features a warming, wicking base layer, followed by a lightweight padded mid layer and completed by a membrane-bonded outer layer which boasts battery-saving device pockets, ventilation systems and ski pass sheaths.
Elsewhere, Balenciaga’s new skis and snowboards are crafted with mirror-polished Titanal for added precision, responsiveness and high-speed stability. The collection’s footwear offering lands in the form of the new Alaska Boot, arriving in leather, nylon and fake fur iterations complete with removable chains.
Releasing via pop-up, the collection will make its debut within the Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building in Tokyo, featuring exclusive pieces that will only be available to shop at the location. Items like nylon zip hoodies and puffer vests will feature in limited-edition colorways, with the pop-up aiming to replicate a ski excursion. The pop-up will also make its way to Seoul, where a similar installation will be launched in the Shinsegae department store Gangnam on November 22.
Take a closer look at the collection above and while you’re here, check out Edward Cuming’s new CUM jeans.