Dior launches its new ski capsule collection for men – Robb Report
The snowy slopes of Aspen and Courchevel may not be ready for Dior’s new ski collection.
The 79-piece capsule is the second edition of the French house’s efforts on the slopes. In 2020, Dior is teaming up with three winterwear brands to create its first men’s skiwear collection. The brand has partnered with the same trio, but this edition takes the color and performance elements up a notch.
The line, designed by Kim Jones, includes an assortment of body armor, helmets and ski goggles made in collaboration with Swedish company POC. You can also shop a variety of men’s down jackets, pants and ski suits designed in partnership with Japanese alpine specialist Descente. Jones has also teamed up with Swiss brand Ak Ski to add a variety of graphic snowboards to the offering.
The new capsule collection continues the brand’s adventure in sportswear and emphasizes performance. You’ll especially notice these details in items like a high neck zip-up sweater made from a technical wool material for warmth and durability. The capsule ski pants are made of a waterproof, windproof and breathable technical canvas material. The Italian-made hiking boots also feature engineered mesh with uniquely contoured rubber soles for easy hiking in snow.
The ski goggles come in cropped and regular fits in a range of colors including black and yellow, ecru and gray, and pink and yellow. The silk-blend jacquard pattern scarves also feature the Dior logo, as well as a classic jacquard print that ignites nostalgia for ’80s ski resorts. and helmets with adjustable ventilation systems complete the collection.
The most expensive piece in the drop is a $7,200 snowboard. The exclusive board, made in partnership with AK Ski, is a wider, more colorful version of the duo’s first effort. It is adorned with the distinctive sign of the new Dior Ski Capsule collection, the CD Diamond Dior signature, and enhanced with a metallic insert that gives it a textured appearance. The board also has a classic fishtail shape popular with avid snowboarders.
For hardcore snowboarding and après-ski photo shoots, you can shop the new Dior Men‘s Ski Capsule collection online now. Prices range from $490 to $7,200 per item.