Huge congrats to Elena Könz who won the Swiss Champs this month! She came 1st overall getting a rack of medals after placing 2nd in Big Air and 3rd in Half Pipe, we're very proud.
It's great to hear from Ana Rumiha that the Lipstick Productions second movie 'Eurotic' is now finished for release. She's also managed to find some time to enjoy her home country Croatia, inspire her friends to ride longboard and after a feature in Croatia's biggest lifestyle magazine, now doesn't have to tell or justify what she does for a living!
Czech team rider Terka Cermakova is one of the most creative female riders in CZE and coming back after injury we see her attempting her first backflip, videoed by her boyfriend Ondra Bauer – http://blog. nikitaclothing.com/from-broken-to-backflip
Check out Ashley Groeneveld, a girl we ran into in Portland and fan of Nikita. She's been riding for years and moved to Bend to pursue her dream of riding and be close to Mt Bachelor. Hear what snowboard- ing means to her on the Nikita Blog – http://blog. nikitaclothing.com/check-outashley-groeneveld
Sabrina Kusar is headed for a month in India to learn yoga and become a qualified teacher! She's going to gather some photos and videos which we'll see on her return.
Team riders often cross over boardsports and before Vanessa Waldenhofer heads back for the start of the winter season she has just booked a surf trip to Portu- gal this October whilst Lisa Filzmoser is hitting up the surf in Mexico right now.
Alice Gong has just returned from her first South American snowboard adventure, check the full story and photos on the Nikita Blog here – http://blog.niki- taclothing.com/chile-chute
Laura Rogoski has been making the most of a summer season at Hood snowboarding and skateboarding every day. She placed 1st in the amateur girls skate division at the Windells Pipe to Pipe contest and right after Hood went to California to surf and skate a ton of different parks.
Lipstick Productions 'Eurotic' movie kicks off soooon! They've just finished putting it together and it's gonna be ready for the first premieres in Poland and Inns- bruck this October with loads more dates to attend. Keep up with the tour dates, photos and news via their Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/ lipstickproductions
A one-off 'I Heart' night will be held on Thurs- day 4th October at The Macbeth in East London as a fundraiser for Skateistan. Following the tragic deaths in Kabul and four members of the commu- nity killed, the proceeds from this legendary night of bands, screenings, BBQ, tombola, DJs etc will go to the Skateistan charity – http://www.facebook.com/ events/357799760970092/
The Surf Affinity & Surf Berbere Girls Only Surf & Yoga Camp 2012 is taking place 13th – 20th October in Taghazout, Morocco. Beginners and advanced surfers alike will be enjoying daily surf lessons, yoga, healthy food, massages, day trips and lots of fun with Coz and Lou and goodies from sponsors, including Nikita – http://www.surfaffinity.com
Don't miss the start of the new snowpark season with Moreboards Stubai Premiere 2012 from 19th – 21st October on Stubai Glacier – there's fun sessions, contests, parties and hardware testing including the new Nikita Snowboards!!!
Nikita will be celebrate girls in skateboarding with an exciting and unique exhibition documented by the girls at grassroots level. Anywhere Road, as yet to be officially announced will include an art / pho- tography show, film screening, informal and open
discussion plus low-key skate jam presented by Huck Magazine and in association with Nikita, Copson St and DC. There will be a private view / launch fol- lowed by the exhibition. This is time to come together for awareness and action!
The new NIKITA FW12 website is live! Check out the new collections! http://www.nikitaclothing.com
Beautiful model Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir who featured in Nikita Streetwear's SS12 lifestyle shoot in Iceland is the cover star of the latest Fall 2012 issue of i-D Magazine, photographed by Boo George!!
Artist Awareness – This season we've collaborated with Canadian artist Jen Mann whose body of work is incredible. Since graduating in printmaking she focused on painting and ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home. Prints appearing in Nikita's Winter 2012 collection are both delicate and intricately beautiful; one being two feathers hang- ing from a wishbone and the other with owls in flight who might miss a tail feather featured on Goodsir and Gran Sasso Tees.
Artist website – http://www. jenmann.com