Mountain look: iconic garments for high-altitude holidays


Mountain trends, lifestyle and fashion influence each other to create looks that perfectly mix technical garments for sport and comfy clothing for leisure time.

Mountain holidays, an Italian dream (and not only)



From the Apennines to the Alps, spending the Christmas holidays on the mountains is a choice shared by Italians - and not only.

The passion for the mountains is not only for skiing and snowboarding, but also translates into great attention to clothing and the trends of the moment.

The fashion industry, as always, does not disappoint, continuing to churn out iconic garments and offering unforgettable moments such as the latest Giorgio Armani fashion show, which chose the famous resort of Sankt Moritz to present the 2022/23 Armani Neve collection, a line brought back to life four years ago after the success of the EA7 sports collection.

Discover the Emporio Armani men's collection at Strike.


Technical and natural fabrics, the mountain trend is evolving


It is no mystery, moreover, that in recent years in Italy and all-over the world the demand for sportswear and  technical fabrics has increased. The FW22/23 trend, for example, also sees the great return of natural materials, first and foremost wool, which works better than technical fabrics to thermally insulate and keep warm.

Not only sportswear then, but also classic clothes to be worn in après ski, so as never to renounce elegance, not even up on the peaks.


The iconic garments: down jackets



Among the essentials for a mountain look, both on and off the slopes, there is definitely the down jacket. A faithful companion for every high-altitude holiday, the down jacket was born as a technical garment and has evolved to become an icon of streetwear style and beyond.

In the Strike selection you will find technical down jackets, such as those by The North Face, items with a more”urban appeal” such as Axel Arigato and Represent, and proposals which we would define “sober” or conservative, such as Emporio Armani and Grifoni, perfect to be worn also in the city.

Alongside basic colours, such as black and grey, and brighter colours, typical of technical garments, FW22/23 sees the appearance of more natural colours, from beige to brown to cream, even for sportswear and sports-inspired clothing in general. All in line with what we have seen on the Armani catwalks, and not only.


Wool and sweaters



The FW22/23 brings back also wool as a mountain essential. The wool trend dominates the catwalks with pullovers in light, fine yarns, blends of mohair and cashmere, to guarantee warmth and softness.

Bonsai stands out, which uses wool also in the weave of sweatshirts and patterned jumpers, such as the iconic pullover with floral motifs, alongside a more casual proposal in chenille.

Laneus chooses mohair for its creations: pullovers with jacquard or degradé motifs that defy even the most icy temperatures.

Axel Arigato's proposal is simpler, with classic-cut and regular fit seaters, like this with monogram brooch or its multicolor paneled pullover.

Discover Strike's pullover selection here.


We look forward to seeing you shopping for your mountain holiday at