With a point of origin derived from proper European ski race sweaters worn by pioneering female slalom skiers, the Women’s Ski Race Knit is knit in a traditional silhouette with a Forged Performance material complexion. Combining soft cashmere-merino blend and a traditional graphic treatment, this piece represents the pure romance of ski racing from both the past and present.
70% super-fine merino 30% cashmere yarns blended for softness, form-fitting comfort and lasting durability
Classic intarsia knit inspired by alpine sport heritage
Natural yarn body offers moisture wicking and temperature regulation
High collar and fitted cuffs for additional comfort
Ski racing’s romance and elegance came into clear view in 1931 during the first unofficial FIS World Alpine Championships and then again in 1948 during the V Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Britain's Esme MacKinnon’s victories in the downhill and slalom in 1931 led a resounding transformation of the sport, finally graced and refined by female precision, style, and aplomb.
Comfortable and protective, with elements of properly knitted fiber construction and a rich yarn complexion, the Ski Race Knit is a staple of the winter sportswomen’s wardrobe conveying a story of alpine sports’ first racing personalities, their passion for skiing, and their highly fashionable taste on and off the mountain.
The famous photographer's aim to capture "attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things" naturally found its way to iconic locations such as Gstaad and Zermatt.
These female pioneers shaped modern day skiing (and did it with style, precision and power), with knitwear playing an integral part in their athletic attire and après ski uniforms.