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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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Völkl Cherry Blossom Pants

032597©anapolitano2011Skier:  Sarah Lauridsen

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These Völkl women’s pants are both pretty and kind of badass.  The engineered kimono-inspired patterns raise the bar for graphic patterned outerwear and share the same cherry blossom theme as the Kiku women’s ski.

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U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Uniforms

032576©anapolitano2011Hannah Kearney adds another title to her resume:  2011 National Mogul Champion.

032578©anapolitano2011Hannah refueling after her win with Honeydrop.

032777©anapolitano2011x032778©anapolitano2011Nate Roberts and Jay Panther talk shop at the mogul competition.x

032779©anapolitano2011x032776©anapolitano2011Eliza Outtrim after her championship winning Dual Mogul run.

032780©anapolitano2011Joey Discoe is the 2011 National Dual Mogul Champion.

I am always interested in the design of team uniforms – these U.S. Freestyle Ski Team kits are by Under Armour – but equally captivated by how individual style transcends standard issue gear.

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The First Post: J3 Junior Olympics – Sunday River, Maine

03134©anapolitano2010Seriously, how rad is this coach!  Her day on the hill involves wielding power tools, lugging gates and fencing, working with athletes – all while skiing.  And despite having a radio, Gerber knife and holster strapped to her — she still managed to accessorize and put together a personalized and inspired ensemble.

Also of note from this event, I watched wunderkind Mikaela Shiffrin win the Slalom – I now call her “Magic Girl”.  It is going to be very fun to watch her career. . .

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