By Ann Schissler
While walking the show floor at the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA,) trade show I came upon a booth that stopped me right in my tracks. I discovered Neve Designs. I was blown away by their clothing, outerwear, bags and accessories. You could tell right away these were quality, well made pieces packed with plenty of style.
The company was started in Boulder, Colorado in 2002. They design lifestyle and sportswear for men and women focusing on quality, performance and craftsmanship. The company has since expanded its operation and moved the global headquarters to Montreal, Quebec.
The core focus of the company’s business is driven by using Merino wool. They specialize in using fine natural fibers including 100% ultra-fine Merino wool in their sweaters, blended styles and Silk/Merino mid-layers. The wool is extremely soft and dense, and is refined and spun into exceptional yarn that provides warmth and comfort. This allows Neve to build high performance into their fashion forward styles. The line consists of a Sport collection, Classic collection, Outerwear collection, Accessory collection, Vintage collection, and Men’s collection.
I love all of their collections, but the Vintage collection is my favorite. It features original artwork of world class ski destinations reminiscent of ski posters from the ’50s. The items are hand printed and available in limited quantities. I found that out when I went to purchase an item from their web site. I had it in my cart, and by the time I got to check out, it was sold out! As a matter of fact, all of the 2015-16 line has sold out, but there’s always next season. I’ve signed up for their email newsletter and won’t miss out on my retro-fit! Visit www.nevedesigns.com for an exciting look at beautiful, functional ski fashion at its finest.