ART INSPIRED - SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH




GOOD GAWD. TECHNICOLOUR SKIWEAR IS BACK

 excerpt from article by Louise Hudson, (20th March 2018)


GRAB YOUR HIGH VIS LENSES, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THEM TO VIEW THE MOST EYE-SOCKING COLOURFUL SKI AND SNOWBOARD WEAR TO HIT THE SLOPES SINCE THE EIGHTIES

Just when it seems ski and snowboard wear couldn't get more dull along comes a crazy Canadian brand producing blazoning beacons of colour on the slopes...

Challenging the bland brigade, Lynne Harrison is a creative Canadian colour alchemist, morphing multi-coloured mountainscapes into mountain wear. She is the wife of former Canadian ski racer and Olympian, Dave Irwin, who is putting the crazy into Canuck couture right now. 

Throughout the ski/ride industry, the prevailing palette of plain colours, two-tone if you're lucky, and a preponderance of blah and black means that Alchemy of Ride's multi-hued, outsized prints stand out like flamboyant flowers at a funeral.


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Could this be the future Olympic kit for the Canadian team?
excerpt from article by Louise Hudson, ski writer at One, Two, Ski! (Feb.1, 2018)



Dave Irwin's wife Lynne Harrison putting Crazy into Canuck Couture at Sunshine Village


When a creative colour alchemist turns her mountainscapes into fabric, the entire skiwear industry is disrupted. The prevailing palette of plain colours in today's brands - two-tone if you’re lucky and a preponderance of black, beige, plain red or navy - means that Lynne Harrison’s multi-hued, outsized prints stand out like flamboyant flowers at a funeral.

Wife of Crazy Canuck Olympian Dave Irwin, Harrison has been running an eclectic art studio and creative clothing shop in her home town of Canmore, Alberta since May 2015. Starting with paintings, prints and postcards, she morphed her mountain motif into printed bike, running and watersports clothing first and then, this season, moved into the Alchemy of Ride range of ski jackets, pants, vests, one-piece Nordic outfits, and wickable underlayers for men and women. “It is about sharing colour and fun and happiness,” says Harrison. “Alchemy is the ancient process of turning base metal into gold and The Ride is a metaphor for life.”


Read The Full Article at One, Two, Ski!