Wednesday brings us LIFE magazine, from January 24th, 1955.
I've promised sometnig light and friendly .. so, fashion it is!
♥♥ Skiers adopt the light look ♥♥
Trim silhouette from Europe shows up on American slopes
Black and white cluster - includes poplin parka with knit turtleneck hood (left)
man's sweater with dark band (back), poplin parka with cape collar which becomes a hood
and cotton twill shirt worn with poplin crash helmet from Germany
With abundant snowfall giving the east its best ski season in five years, enthusiasts on the slopes of New England and Canada have taken on the trim light look from European skiers. Although skiing is colder in North America, a trim fascimile of European silhouette has been achieved through lightweight fabrics which give the wearer warmth without bulk. This year's new ski clothes are shown here at Canada's Mont Tremblant. Jackets are often decorated with wide collars whick can be converted into hoods for the downgrade, and the favourite combinatiof of white top and tapered black pants appears in many variations (above). Notornously conservative about their dress, skiers are a collective pushover for such practical new developement as skinny ski pants that strech, wather-shedding wool sweaters, windproof shirts and a liquid in which they can dunk any garment to waterproof it themselves.
Waterprood sweater is Bavarian import (Sig Buchmayr $25)
for wearers who "ski cold", warming up with exercise
Windbreaker shirt made of printed nylon (Andre, $14), worn over sweater,
is also waterproof
I'm not forcing winter to hurry up; I'm just giving ideas.. when it comes.
♥♥ Pinky Honey