As our Holiday 2012 Volcomunity Collective Series continues, we’re so excited to announce Volcom snow athlete Elena Hight’s Holiday 2012 collection. This is her second design collection with Volcom, it’s continued from the premiere launch of Elena’s Volcomunity collective series this Fall. Elena made it a priority amongst her busy snowboarding schedule to fit in designing the collaboration with the Volcom team to really bring in her personal style to this Holiday capsule. This small limited collection is wearable yet also uniquely different…. A Vegan fur vest, faux inspired jewels on a tee…. Elena made sure each piece was all it’s all about bringing fun into the Holiday season. We took a moment to interview Elena about the design process and her inspiration around this VCS collaborative collection! Elena’s Volcomunity Collective Series Holiday collection will be available this month at Volcom stores and finer retailers globally.

Elena Hight

Where are you writing these answers from (Ie. where are you currently at) and what are you doing there?
Right now I am in Breckenridge, CO training for Xgames.

Being your 2nd collection with Volcom, was the design process easier, do you feel more versed and experienced?
With this collection I felt like I had a better idea of how the whole process of designing works because of my previous experience with my first collection. Without all the unknowns I felt like I had a much better perspective of how to create a cohesive, fun collection.

Did you see pieces that you wished you had included in your original collection that you were able to bring to life here?
As with any collection I could continue to add pieces… because my collections are small there were definitely some ideas that I had for the first collection that we carried over to this.

What is your inspiration for the Holiday 2012 collection? Explain briefly. 
My inspiration for this collection comes from embracing the fun around the holidays. This is a special time of year that deserves an extra special wardrobe!

In one sentence describe this collection.
This collection is full of fun pieces that can be used to dress up any outfit and create the perfect look to wear around the holidays.

What are you most excited about in your Holiday collection?
I love how versatile this collection is. All of the pieces are made to inspire girls to mix and match and create new eclectic looks.

How would you describe your holiday style?
My personal holiday style is sassy, quirky, and fun. I love to embrace the holiday spirit and dress up for all the special events.

Holiday is a great time to play “dress up” – is this collection about dressing up for the season? 
One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting dressed up. This collection is all about eclectic pieces to wear to all the fun events that come up around the holiday season!

Who do you design for—what type of look, style and what overall type of girl do you expect to wear your product?
I think that the type of girl that will wear my product is a girl who loves to have fun and not only look good but also feel good in her clothes. A girl who likes to mix up her style and is always looking for something new and exciting to try.

If you were not a snowboarder what would you be doing?
If I weren’t a snowboarder I would definitely be in school pursuing some sort of business degree.

Where is your favorite place to shop and why?
I love to shop in vintage stores. They are my favorite because you never know what you are going to find! Vintage stores are like treasure chests full of special clothes that you can never find anywhere else!

What ideas do you have for the photo shoot of your Holiday 2012 collection? 
I would like the photo shoot to show the fun that comes with the holidays. Running around in the snow, cocktail parties with friends, warm drinks by the fire… all of my favorite parts of the holiday season!

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Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Elena Hight

Stay tuned, and follow Elena this upcoming winter season on her Official Facebook!

xx

Volcom Voice