October is here, and we’re already sipping our pumpkin spice lattes and heading to the apple orchards. With last year being bleak in autumnal and wintery activities due to the coronavirus pandemic — it’s evident that we’re all pretty excited to get back into them. Other than the seasonal festivities, the cold weather brings cozy fashion that we adore. For those who are antsy to shop winter fashion (like myself), Balmain x Rossignol just unveiled a ski collaboration designed for on and off the slopes.
The collaboration celebrates the athleisure side of winter dressing. More specifically ski and apres-ski wear, both of which have always been in the DNA of Balmain. Founder Pierre Balmain grew up in the small Alpine village of Saint Jean de Maurienne, set high amidst the beautiful peaks of France’s Savoy region. His hometown has always played a significant role in his early collection, and it’s from that Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing drew his influences for the line.
The collaboration is complete with a range for both men and women, including hooded ski jackets, tweed jackets, monogrammed sets, and naturally, a statement-making shearling bag for those apres-ski drinks in the lodge. To complete the collection (and win the “best dressed” of the slopes title), it also includes matching ski posts that are guaranteed to catch looks as you glide down the mountain. To further connect to the heritage of the luxury label, the garments are monogrammed with Balmain’s iconic Labyrinth print, a graphic and eye-catching pattern that Pierre Balmain first introduced 50 years ago — and which Olivier Rousteing recently reintroduced a fresh iteration in bold hues for today’s new Balmain Army.
The Balmain x Rossignol limited-edition collection, with its mix of equipment and clothing designs, will be available from October 15 at Balmain flagships across the globe and Balmain.com.