With the joyful color bursts of Skittles bright on the athletes of X Games 2019, one couldn’t help but slip happily into the adrenaline-pumped mood during the event’s four-day run, which finished Sunday.
After seasons of dirt-colored earth tones, refreshing, mouth-watering Starburst lemons, limes and blues replaced the mismatched combos, street-style hoodies and saggy, baggy, grungy pants of X Games past.
The (ak) Burton Line offerings dominated as the class of 2019 skewed totally clean, modern but loose — preppy even. A definitive trend from the boys of big air were one-piece impressions, with deliberately matching tops and bottoms.
Sebbe De Buck‘s canary-colored outfit and Mark McMorris’ bluebird ensemble cut sharp profiles while they were spinning in the sky. Chloe Kim’s powder pink Burton pants were upbeat and as Kelly Clark slipped into retirement, the new guard stepped up, skiing and riding in bold floral Roxy Quicksilver with street style add-ons: Vans, DC, and O’Neill overalls.
Alex Ferreira’s mom, Colleen Delia, cheered Aspen’s hometown hero in his power-red Columbia to gold. Kevin Rolland’s Moncler quilted shirt stood clear like only French style can. New Oakley graphic staples secured attention.
And a new trend alert: tech hunting apparel First Lite, new for snow sports, was seen on David Wise, the reigning Olympic champion who finished as the runner-up to Ferreira in men’s ski pipe.