According to the Milanese purveyors of high fashion, this winter's wardrobe will boast outfits that are part stage-friendly and part slope-appropriate. So, with that in mind, we’ve pulled together a full 'fit of alpine grunge so you can get ahead and keep your style from going off piste.
YOUR ALPINE GRUNGE OUTFIT
By Sam Higgins, 31 October 2017
Although niche, the trend, which we first identified at Milan Fashion Week Men’s earlier this year, effectively pulls together the key elements of two big recent menswear muses – outdoorsy attire and grungy goodness. Think Kurt Cobain taking to the slopes and swapping his cult cardigan for extra padding, but still wanting to keep that signature grunge aesthetic flowing. And while designers Moncler and DSquared2’s super-literal catwalk version of the trend clash might seem a little on the nose, you don't need black-run levels of skill to pull off a wearable version.
First, channel the rocker look and don a graphic-print sweatshirt. For your outer layer, make like Cobain and go for a cosy cut – this time in the form of a snug borg worker jacket. Down low, wear a pair of neutral-coloured camouflage trews to match your jacket. Accessories-wise, add a streetwear edge with a bumbag, checkerboard-print cap and a pair of Air Max 97 UI ’17 creps. To finish, rock a pair of oval-shaped, slope-ready shades – Cobain made them iconic after being shot in them by photographer Jesse Frohman.