Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chunky Knit Face Mask

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On the Snow: Bright Knit Accessories

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Carhartt Straight Up, No Chaser

02181©anapolitano2012Carhartt workwear jacket paired with snowboard pants the color of Carhartt’s trademark duck cloth.  Well done!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

guy perillat france ski downhill grenoble olympicsGuy Périllat of France and wife after his silver medal downhill run in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics.

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Tools of the Trade

02122©anapolitano2012No matter how hammered, nor how much duct tape – I love the character, history and highly personalized nature of broken in gloves/ mitts.

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Friends that Shred Together, Stay Together

020660©anapolitano2012What I love about this image:  the ease in their freeride style; the confidence of tomboy style; simple, clean and bold color blocking of jackets and pants; complementary color play between the two; Peak Performance; and the fact that they are obviously good friends and totally excited to ski!

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Vintage Posters: Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Winter

kreuzeckbahn_plenertKreuzeckbahn by Professor Hans Plenert (1912 – 1997)

zugspitzbahn_henelBayerische Zugspitzbahn by Edwin Henel (1883 – 1953)

skijoring_niczkySkijöring by Rolf Niczky (1881 – 1950)

GaPa, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tourism agency, offers an impressive collection of premium souvenir merchandise featuring apparel and accessories by Maloja and vintage poster reproductions.  Here are a few of the winter poster images. (It is only a matter of time until Kreuzeckbahn is framed and hanging in my home.)  Summer posters to follow in a few months. . .

Reproduction posters and other Garmisch-Partenkirchen merchandise may be purchased through the GaPa web store.

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Zugspitze 2,962 m: Top of Germany

020410©anapolitano2012The Zugspitze is the highest peak in Germany and accessed from Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train and cable car.

020416©anapolitano2012x020417©anapolitano2012x020411©anapolitano2012x020412©anapolitano2012The mountain straddles Germany and Austria.  Bavaria on one side. . .

020413©anapolitano2012. . . Tirol on the other.

020414©anapolitano2012Descent via tram to Eibsee.

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U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Uniforms

020470©anapolitano2012Julia Mancuso at the Kreuzeckbahn before her DH start.

020476©anapolitano2012Laurenne Ross, ready to Shred.

020477©anapolitano2012Lindsey Vonn after winning the Garmisch Downhill.

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x020572©anapolitano2012Julia Mancuso waiting for her Garmisch Super G victory.

020574©anapolitano2012Laurenne Ross adding style with a pretty neck gaiter and gloves.

It is all about the pink polka dot jackets!  The vibrant color has moxie – it is both sweet and bold; the subtle pattern is enough but not too much; the silhouette is cozy and relaxed yet flattering, perfect over speed suits.

The U.S. uniforms appear to have a broad range of garments and looks within the annual kit, and are creatively reimagined year-to-year, not bound to traditional red/ white/ blue Americana.  As a designer, I would be interested to learn about the inspiration and athlete input that determines the creative direction, as well as see how all the pieces merchandise into a cohesive uniform system.

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Women’s World Cup Super G: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

020550©anapolitano2012Elena Curtoni of Italy in finished in 5th place.

020552©anapolitano2012Stripes for the Italian ski team by Kappa.

020551©anapolitano2012Kelly Vanderbeek of Canada in uniform by Spyder.

020554©anapolitano2012Julia Mancuso wins on the Kandahar!  Anna Fenninger of Austria, second; Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, third.

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