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Gear, Style + Tech on the Snow

Before you clip on that season pass, take a look a this season’s style.

Au revoir ultra-brights and grays. 2014-2015 is all about connecting you with Mother Nature through natural, earthy tones—embracing the openness and feeling of freedom of bright blues, the security and comfort of cargo, and the abundant energy
and endurance of golden rust. These muted and flat natural colors embody the durability and roughness of the earth, with styles that incorporate subtle patterns and alluring ethnic elements to welcome you back to the mountain.

And in true fashion, the trends will come full circle and fuse elements of snow and street. You’ll see new plaids and a bit of pink—and everything will be trimmed with new technology to enhance your experience.

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New Plaid

The New Plaid

Inspiration
Tartan and plaid took on a fresh approach across ski and snowboard outerwear.

Bold patterns offer a new twist to a design staple / Contrasting combinations with stripes from Holden lend a streetwear edge / Primary color palettes look right and not too holiday-esque

Style:
Women/Juniors

Where to Find:
Nikita, Roxy, Holden

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Snowboard Street Edge

Snowboard Street Edge

Inspiration:
Directional ensembles for snowboarding take nods from streetwear style.

Fusion of both snow and street / Fitted and skinny snowboarding pants from Volcom / Railroad outerwear from Airblaster keeps things rugged and tough / Burton’s collaboration with Frye adds an additional level of authenticity

Style:
Women/Juniors

Where to Find:
Volcom, Airblaster, Burton / Frye

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Skiing In Pink

Skiing in Pink

Inspiration
Pink shades re-emerge, offering a strong look that’s not too feminine.
Not too girly – evokes a powerful message / Tonal combinations are more directional in structured silhouettes / Tints range from dusty rose to magenta / Works across multiple pieces

Style:
Women/Juniors

Where to Find:
Flylow, Obermeyer, Roxy

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Ethnic Allure

Ethnic Allure

Inspiration
Ethnic inspiration is embraced across multiple pieces for F/W 14.
Multicultural and worldly styles / Popular with outerwear and base layers / Technical button-fronts from Billabong go from street to slope / Rich palettes lend a sense of authenticity – combinations of deep reds and oranges

Style:
Women/Juniors

Where to Find:
Billabong, Nikita, Burton

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Golden Rust

Golden Rust

Inspiration
Gold and rust tints take the lead across assortments next season.

Various shades of rust and golden brown / Popular for both ski and snowboard markets / Contrasting tonal combinations look right / Evokes a natural, earthy feel

Style:
Men/Young Men

Where to Find:
Patagonia, Quiksilver, Helly Hansen

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Blue Streak

Blue Streak

Inspiration
Striking blues take over the gear market at SIA.
Metallic tones on helmets and goggles / Chalky, matte blues for tech gear and eyewear / Intensely saturated blues fully penetrate products / Used for cutout windows by multiple ski-industry brands

Styles:
Gear

Where to Find:
Giro, Smith Optics, Outdoor Technology

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Cargo

Cargo

Inspiration
Neutral tones take a warmer approach for the snow industry.
Matte applications look fresh and fashionable for helmets from Smith / Softgoods in neutral tones / For graphic texture, Quiksilver mimics strata patterns on socks

Styles:
Gear

Where to Find:
Quiksilver, Rossignol, Smith Optics

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