intersecting cold weather & high fashion
névé was the brain-child of kim's love of snow-sports and fitness with hannah's passion for cutting-edge design. these decade-long best friends came together to create some of the most innovative snow apparel on the market.
"the story is simple. i love snow-sports so much that i bought a cabin in big bear to be 5 minutes away from a lift. i've also been a competitive bodybuilder & fitness enthusiast for the greater part of my life. i noticed that i was getting frustrated with the choices of baggy, crunchy, thick or just generally uncomfortable and unstylish ski apparel on the market. i began wearing base-layers with gym leggings and other fitness gear on the mountain, mixing and matching warm underlayers with waterproof outer leggings while looking super cute and feeling unrestrictive. it just so happened my best friend has been an (extremely talented) fashion designer for her entire career (ironcally, hannah had never been to a ski resort...ever) & i had to convince her for about a year to help me. i was to the point of stapling..taping...gluing the pants together to call them a prototype until she came on board. it's been history ever since!" --kim