Derek Lam x Athleta
We used to be traditionalists with athletic wear, choosing function over style. But, over the last few years, as athleisure wear has grown popular, we are increasingly enamored with style plus function. We were intrigued to hear that Derek Lam is doing a much anticipated collaboration with fitness brand, Athleta, a Gap company. The first collection hits the stores in early September and will run through the winter and spring 2016. The lookbook is full of textiles intertwining cashmere and leather with more traditional fitness materials. The traditional work-out slice of the collection (tanks, leggings, light jackets etc.) will run $69-$98 while the athleisure/fabulous leather shorts and cashmere pieces will sit in the $200 to $500 range; investment prices for sleek items to throw on pre and post work-out. We think Athleta will expand its following with the line, drawing in more savvy and sporty fashionistas.
Look stylish before and after breaking a sweat. And, put your game-face on when the line is released on September 9th. We suspect competition will be fierce to get your hands on Derek Lam for Athleta.
Picture Credits Athleta Lookbook (Left to Right)
Picture 1: Block Luxe Cashmere Sweater, $228; Downtown Leather Jogger, $398; 515 New Balance Downtown Sneaker, $70
Picture 2: Block Avenue Seamless Top, $88; Block Studio Capri, $79; 515 New Balance Downtown Sneakers, $70
Picture 3: Block Avenue Tank, $64; Block Studio Legging, $98
Picture 4: Uptown Bomber Jacket, $158; Block Studio Legging, $98; Downtown Leather Jogger, $398; 515 New Balance Downtown Sneaker, $70
Picture 5: Block Avenue Seamless Tank, $64; Block Studio Capri, $79
Picture 6: Uptown Coat, $188; Corner Road Top, $88; Downtown Leather Legging, $298