February 22, 2011

Original Creations

So this is officially my first post on Quiksilver’s new women’s blog and I have been trying to figure out where to begin.  Firstly, it’s a crazy honor to be here.  I feel like a kid in a candy store or a grom at a surf comp…  I’ve literally grown up my entire life captivated by the athletes, images, events, surf stories, legends and lore that is Quiksilver and now I get to be on the same site as Stephanie Gilmore, Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds.  I get to hear stories from legends like Simon Buttonshaw and Lisa Anderson and it’s all in the name of inspiration and creativity.  Honestly, I keep pinching myself ‘cause it seems too good to be true.  So where to begin??? How ‘bout the earliest boardshort in the Quiksilver archives…

Check out this yellow boardie that was handed to me on day one.  It predates the Mountain & Wave logo that we all know today.  I have heard a few different stories as to where the “Original Creations” Swan (or duck, or birdie) came from, but let’s just say that the entire design team fell in love with the spirit of this original boardshort and you’ll see the swan turn up in different ways throughout the collection.