Moncler Grenoble debuted its Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall recently. Jumpset was on hand to view the presentation and can emphatically declare that it was stunning. In a fashion that we’ve come to expect from the luxury sporting brand, an army of 370 models wearing the Moncler skiwear was assembled in a tiered theatre in the round. In this case, the audience was at the center, flipping the traditional relationship and lending a sinister touch. A mirror overhead reflected the green kaleidoscope below as a powerful selection of battle music from Daft Punk’s Tron, Star Wars and Aphex Twin pulsed throughout. Catch a video short of the show below.
written by: Nancy H.
In an effort to promote its typeface GT Walsheim, the folks at Grilli Type have served up a set of 26 retro postcards aptly named “Lithography ABC.” Being design and snow geeks, we favor the sweet ski and uplifting Mont Blanc ones. The geometric sans-serif font and printed cards are inspired by the work of Swiss poster artist Otto Baumberger.
written by: Nancy H.
Freemotion ski boots look to be a game-changer for the next generation of carvers. The Austrian team of Kurt Hilgarth and Prof. Heinz Petanjek spent years developing the Freemotion® system, a combination of comfortable inner boot and solid exo-shell. Hard and soft are secured together with an ankle buckle for support and control. A front entry zipper, similar to mountaineering boots, allows for ease of entry, while the side-mounted power string control boosts the skier’s energy transmission efficiency. All this technology adds up to full control with less fatigue. Finally, skiers will be able to enjoy the flexibility and convenience that snowboarders have counted on for years.
For now, the boots are only available through Austrian ski shops at €399, but check the company’s website for wider release, as they’re sure to gain a foothold at ski resorts everywhere.
via: Gear Patrol. source: Freemotion®
posted by: Nancy H.
We can always count on Moncler Grenoble to give us an imaginative fashion show and FW2012 did not disappoint. As a follow up to its flashmob presentation in Grand Central Station last year, the Italian outerwear brand took to the ice in perfect form for New York Fashion Week. With a dusting of snow on the ground, Central Park’s Wollman Rink was the perfect setting to show off its cold-weather collection of ski jackets, leg warmers, sweaters, gloves and puffy vests. Professional athletes – 180 of them – were teamed up for three monochrome segments of blue, red and white/gray against a backdrop of city lights. Here are a few more images of the event and collection from last Sunday night.
posted by: Nancy H.
Enjoy V.I.P. treatment at this year’s Aspen Fashion Week, March 11 – 14, with a five-day, four-night package via Jetsetter. The recently remodeled St. Regis will be your home base for the week. Travel incognito from the Aspen airport in an SUV. Then hit the red-carpet for the Opening Night Launch, attend the runway shows for a close-up on the latest resort fashions. Party at exclusive après-ski events where you can pick up a thing or two to bolster your own slope style. And, need we remind you, there are four world-class mountains at your doorstep. Three-day lift tickets for two at Snowmass are included. You’ll have to move on it, this flash sale is only available through January 18, 2012. Packages from $2,375 at Jetsetter.
via: Jetsetter; source Aspen Fashion Week
posted by: Nancy H
Until I have my own little cabin, nestled in the snowy mountains, I’m going to fill my idea file with the results of other people’s efforts. Here’s the first in a series of postings dedicated to that idea known as the weekend chalet – a retreat, escape, sanctuary or temporary respite from the everyday. What will characterized these small houses is an informal chicness in body and spirit, as well as the proximity to sporting activities. The inspiration can be credited to the Adventure Journal, but it will surely take on a life of its own.
Inspiration: Kvitfjell, Norway
Per Yngland and Hanne Borge-Yngland had their priorities straight when they set about creating their weekend cabin in Kvitfjell, Norway. It had to be at the ski area that he’d spent most of his days shredding; the one that also served as the alpine downhill course for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. The entry needed to accommodate a family of four getting in and out of their boots and gear. They wanted to see sunrise from kitchen and sunset from the living room. The rooms should be open and airy so the kids could run around. And it should be a traditional log cabin.
While the log cabin layout had to be compromised, what they gained is a large, open, light-filled space. Hanne, who owns an interior furnishings store in Oslo called Bolina, pulled together the part rustic, part tongue-in-chic contemporary look. Case in point is the smoking skull pillow that serves as a centerpiece for a rough-hewn wood sleigh bed. This Norwegian delight gets regular use from autumn through spring, and it isn’t hard to see why.
via Adventure Journal
posting by: Nancy H