It was when we’d finished lunch in Méribel, over coffee, just before getting dressed again to go skiing. Thomas, Julien and Manu and I were talking about ski outfits and I was saying that I still hadn’t found a jacket I liked … when “well, make one! That way we can wear it as well” was blurted out.
After all, why not? When you are lucky enough to do what you like, why not treat yourself and let others benefit as well?
So here we went for the ski-suit.
Why a suit? Because it was clear that it had to be made of flannel, navy and grey, just as it was clear that it was not to have any logo and even clearer that it had to be technical.
The monochrome that I like so much in the city will have its twin for the slopes, water-repellent fabrics, waterproof zip, pants with an adjustable waist, removable braces and aeration at the thighs. A capsule collection completed by a fine merino pullover with ribbed articulated shoulders and elbows, as well as a second layer in stretch jersey and nylon.
As there was no snow in these last days of autumn, the first life-size product tests took place on a cold and dry morning, in the bright sunshine in… Paris. Thanks to a few hours outside, between a coffee on the terrace of the Café de Flore and a heated discussion in Place Saint Germain, my friends and I were able to validate our outfits, until we meet again in a few weeks on the slopes.