Dare 2b x Julien Macdonald A/W 2018 Collection To Launch This September

STORY BY Megan Hughes

Like many ski fans, we’re suckers for unique and stylish ski gear, so when we heard that one of our favourite sportswear brands Dare 2b were collaborating with luxury fashion house Julien Macdonald, we couldn’t wait to see the end result. Launching in September 2018, the Dare 2b x Julien Macdonald range offers a funky, colourful mix of fashion and functionality that we are sure is going to be extremely popular on the slopes next winter.

A women’s sports-apparel collection, Dare 2B x Julien Macdonald is a capsule active range with a skiwear focus. Julien MacDonald OBE has an international reputation as a leading designer and is highly popular with world renowned celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.

His twelve piece collection in collaboration with Dare 2b is inspired by the après ski lifestyle that we all know and love, marrying the London based designer’s iconic couture spirit, opulent style and high glamour aesthetic with Dare 2b’s technical expertise, innovative fabrications and skilled construction. The range features 12 styles, from all-in-one ski suits, jackets and salopettes, to base layers and sports bras.

Each piece has been developed in a signature Julien Macdonald colour palette, with sophisticated monochromes, rich metallics and an exclusive multi-floral print; finished with bespoke iridescent badging, exposed zips and faux fur trims to bring that little extra glamour to the slopes. It’s a range that is sure to draw attention in all the best ways.

We were able to have a sneak peek at the collection at ISPO Munich earlier this year and we absolutely loved it. The luxurious styles, details and finishings, combined with the warmth and comfort that comes with the high quality Dare 2b design makes for a fantastic combination. Our personal favourites are the Grandeur Ski Suit, the Plentitude Pant, the Disentangle Base Layer Top and Leggings, and the Hedonism hoodie.

Julien Macdonald says: “For my debut collaboration with Dare 2b I’m very excited to bring my signature glamour to the slopes, developing a collection of technical skiwear that is contemporary and luxurious. This collection has been designed to bring together the worlds of specialist sportswear and luxury fashion design to provide on the slope glamour that will carry through to Apres-ski.”

Whether you’re taking it easy on the piste, powering through the powder or simply enjoying a well-earned spot of après-ski, you can do it all in ultimate style with this limited edition range.

Graham Rickard, MD of Regatta Ltd and Dare 2b commented: “This will be Dare 2b’s first designer collaboration and we are extremely proud of the final collection. We believe that the two brands work well together bringing together the two brands’ expertise, creating an extremely commercial capsule range.”

Dare 2B x Julien Macdonald will launch in September 2018 online at www.dare2b.com and at selected retailers across the UK and Europe.

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