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In a setting of grandeur, pigtailed Cindy Nelson thrusts out over the downhill course on which she won a prized bronze medal for the U.S. From Sports Illustrated coverage of the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
Up late to watch the women’s downhill live from Sochi. Rooting for Julia Mancuso all the way! I think my dream podium would be: Mancuso gold, Maria Hoefl-Riesch silver, Anna Fenninger bronze. Lindsey Vonn will be missed, of course. Very, very sad for Tina Weirather, out with a leg injury incurred in training a few days ago – she deserves to continue her winning season.
UNITED STATES: Julia Mancuso in black, Laurenne Ross in vivid green, uniforms by Spyder. The green was kind of fun but I am hoping new uniforms have a more patriotic look. I do have to give the USST and Spyder a nod for infusing inherently uptight uniforms with a sense of relaxed American mountain lifestyle.
ITALY, ARGENTINA: Bold letters in black and white clearly identify these teams in uniforms by Kappa. Nadia Fanchini of Italy at left. I quite like the graphic impact and utility of this strong look, especially Argentina’s stylized execution.
AUSTRIA: Anna Fenninger in bright blue, Michaela Kirchgasser in white, outerwear by Schöffel. The Austrian kit, like the team itself, is very strong and a contender for the best – distinctive and refined, powerful and wearable colors, complementary variety, consistent interesting themes and details, well merchandised and executed. The back of the blue jacket is emblazoned with the claim Power Team, true enough!
With the Sölden FIS World Cup ski races kicking off the new season in just a few days, here is one last peek at some national team uniforms from 2013. I am always curious to see if and how much teams change their kits year to year. From early season training photos, I have seen a little new but much of the same from last season. With 2014 being an Olympic year, there will be no shortage of new uniforms to be revealed!
After hosting men’s races last week, FIS Alpine Ski World Cup action continues on the Kandahar this weekend with women’s Downhill and Super G races. Good luck to hometown favorite, Maria Hoefl-Riesch!
ISPO (International Sporting Goods Trade Show) in Munich, Germany is considered the leading industry event for ski, outdoor and action sports. Here is a little overview of apparel for winter 2012/13.
Jean Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol – always exciting!
Luis Trenker – luxury alpine heritage.
xPost Card by Belfe for “Italian style at high altitudes”.
Reigning World Cup Overall Champion, Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with her signature Head ski line.
Down skirt at Eider.
Jansport external frame backpack in heritage American stars and stripes.
Armada Solo freeride ski jackets in Bleach colorway and CR Johnson edition.
Perfect Moment from Chamonix, France. Young, bold freeride clothing – my favorite of the show!