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By Susan Redstone | January 28, 2013 | Home Page
Boards crowded with stickers and graphics acted as colorful accessories at Winter X.
Torah Bright wore neon orange from her signature collection for ROXY.
Silver medalist snowboarder Elena Hight waits for a ride up to the top of the pipe—with a wolf on her back.
Spectator style: John 'Hawk' Eigenheer stands out in the crowd.
Orange-you-glad you wore such a hot hat color? Tangerine scene at the pipe.
Women's snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson sports boho beach style en route to an athlete signing. “I’m loving tie-dye right now,” she said of her Billabong coat.
Former Olympic star and Aspenite Chris Klug flaunts the tangerine trend with wife Missy and baby Bali while taking some time out to enjoy Winter X.
Twenty-year-old Megan Gunning of Calgary, Canada nabbed a bronze medal in ski superpipe. She obviously followed her animal instincts.
Eco-friendly beanies by Repreve were loved by all. In 2012, Repreve reclaimed more than 410 million recycled plastic bottles for use in fabric production in the USA. Globally, it was more like 629 million.
A kaleidoscope of color surrounded the Winter X stage as DJ Calvin Harris and Major Lazer put on shows at dusk.
Sporting a slick look, Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler was all dressed up in Oakley.
Grommets and gold go great together for Shaun White. The superpipe six-peat gold medalist is never one to shy away from the fashion spotlight. We asked if the short-shorts from his hilarious chewing gum commercial might make an appearance and he replied, “Maybe!”
The annual X Games in Aspen is always a colorful, explosive, record-breaking, and trend-setting weekend—and that’s just the sporting action. Also deserving of a highlights reel is the superpipe style of this year’s skiers and riders.
Eco-Chic Style and Elongated Coats
Female athletes sported unique looks, with longer than ever coats emblazoned with everything from paint splatter designs to animal prints. Jamie Anderson, repeat gold medal snowboard slopestyle champ, took her snow-style cues from the sandy beaches of Mexico. “I love this look,” she said in her mauve tie-dye Billabong jacket, cut long for comfort and made from earth-friendly recycled polyester and hemp. Clad in an ensemble made of recycled fibers, snowboard superpipe silver medalist Elena Hight partnered with the eco-chic brand Repreve. And the crowd was literally a sea of green, as thousands wore Repreve’s lime green swag beanies, each made of six recycled plastic bottles. “Even my gator is made from Repreve,” quipped Hight, with a wolf graphic on the back of her jacket.
Grommets, Graffiti Prints, and a Bevy of Backpacks
Undefeatable gold superpipe snowboarder Kelly Clark (a die-hard Burton girl) led the trend of earth tones, muted colors, and long jackets. “All good for better comfort,” she said. Other style standouts included backpacks, Aztec prints, rave-hot graphics, and graffiti prints. Über-boarder and six-peat gold medalist Shaun White was seemingly unaware of just how on-trend his grometted jacket was as he stole the pipe spotlight. Apparently, the custom designed jacket was inspired by a vintage vest White dug up in New York’s East Village. “This vest, it had metal snaps, like washers,” he said. “They were cool!”
Gold Medal Trend: Tangerine
Still, the trend that made the most fashion noise at X—even after DJ Calvin Harris and Major Lazer had spun their sets—was the color tangerine. The delicious citrus dream was a constant on pants, jackets, hats, goggles, and backpacks all over the games.
photography by susan redstone
March 28, 2016