Master The Après-Ski Look With This Must-Have Collab

Retro-chic winter staples with a modern twist.

by Marie Lodi

Little known fact: there’s as much sartorial inspiration to be found inside a ski lodge as there is on the red carpet. That’s the beauty of après-ski fashion; even though puffer jackets, pullover sweaters, and leggings are meant to keep you warm after a day on the slopes, they also provide ample opportunity to show off your sense of style. If you’re excited about incorporating some post-ski staples into your winter wardrobe, look no further than the latest collab from Michael Kors and ellesse. After teaming up for a retro-inspired activewear collection this summer, the illustrious American fashion label and luxury Italian sportswear brand have partnered on a ski-themed capsule.

The campaign (starring Emily Ratajkowski and David Agbodji) shows off key pieces from the collection — from cozy pullovers and puffer vests to striped track pants and leggings. These cold-weather staples come to life in ellesse's signature palette of oranges, reds, sleek whites, and navy blues. Go-to accessories like mittens, ribbed beanies, and snow goggles also get the designer treatment with logo graphics and bold stripes. Meanwhile, new twists on Kors’ famous Hudson tote, backpack, and Slater sling pack work fabulously for both travel and everyday wear.

Whether you’re heading to the Swiss Alps or Aspen (or just want to look incredibly chic this winter), the Michael Kors x ellesse ski collaboration will make you feel glamorous no matter how cold it is outside. It’s a match made in après-ski heaven. Keep reading to discover some stand-out pieces from the capsule and tips on how to style them.