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Under Armour launches Lindsey Vonn ski apparel line

Lindsey Vonn, the world’s most decorated female ski racer, launched a signature ski apparel line on Thursday with Under Armour.

Vonn, a 2010 Olympic champion preparing for February’s Winter Games in South Korea, collaborated with Under Armour’s designers to create six pieces “built to take you from the ski lodge to the slopes with modern cuts and bold colors,” the Baltimore-based athletic brand said.

Vonn’s Signature Collection includes the UA Maribor Jacket, a waterproof bomber jacket named for Maribor, Slovenia, where Vonn won her 59th World Cup victory; the UA Louise Jacket, an asymmetrical front, tall collar and camo-print jacket; and the UA Santa Caterina Ski Pant, designed with a leather-like finish. Also included are a sweater, leggings and a beanie cap. Under Armour credited Vonn’s sense of style with inspiring patterns such as vintage camo, iridescent purple and rose gold zippers.

“The Under Armour team gave me freedom to express myself throughout the entire ideation and design process,” said Vonn, an Under Armour athlete since 2006. “I love being able to ski in looks that not only perform, but are also fashion-forward and different from anything else you would see on the slopes.”

Each item is named to honor a milestone in Vonn’s skiing career.

The UA Sicario Legging, featuring iridescent print and a four-way stretch fabric, was named for the Spirit Award that Vonn was given by athletes and fans in Sansicario, Italy, in 2006 after coming back from a crash and competing despite injuries. The UA Cortina Beanie is named after Cortina D’Ampezzo, where Vonn broke several records, including in 2015 winning her 63rd race, the most wins ever by a female skier.

Topher Gaylord, Under Armour’s general manager of outdoor, said the collection showcases Vonn’s style, confidence and fearlessness “that you see both on and off the mountain.”

Some pieces are available now on UA.com, but the rest won’t be available until next fall or winter.

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