Aspen Fashion Week 2011: The Round-Up

By P. Joseph

Aspen Fashion Week 2011 wrapped up last month after four days of showcasing the latest trends in luxury ski-wear.

The event, which is now into its third year, featured outdoor runway shows, in-store presentations, film screenings, and parties – with tickets costing as much as $1,500.

This year, a larger runway area positoned at the base of the imposing Aspen Mountain, coupled with sunny weather throughout, made for the perfect setting to preview the new styles in ski-fashion.

The myriad of garments on show hinted at the new trends for next season, including prints, primary colours, long jackets, and ski sweaters.

Amongst the brands present at the event was Kjus, who grabbed attention with their light weight jackets lined with the same material used on NASA space suits. All the seams are heat sealed ensuring no cold air penetrates the fabric.

Other runway shows included Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol, Authier, Dannenmann-Pure, Obermeyer, NUMBER: Lab, and Neve designs.

As well as the après ski fashion shows, guests at the event also got to enjoy parties in downtown shops, film screenings at the historic Wheeler Opera House, concerts, late-night soirees and more.

By P. Joseph