The gyms might be closed, we’re back at home, but one thing that might uplift your mood is your outfit. While loungewear has been going strong as a trend to don in your casa, sportswear can be an alternative wardrobe that’ll leave you feeling comfy, and at the same time, provide a range of motion for all activities too.
Ahead, we share the latest sports gear collections and collabs you might want to consider for your new indoors wardrobe. The ball’s in your court, folks.
Uniting the art for sharp tailoring with classic American sportswear, the BOSS x Russell Athletic offers a unisex ready-to-wear capsule line that borrows from the past. Off-court classics from blazers to sweats are sprawled with varsity-inspired motifs seen in team jerseys and given a trendy retro-inspired colour palette of pastel pinks and blues with contrasting white, grey, navy and maroon hues.
Besides quintessential collegiate sporting staples like polos shirts, hoodies and backpacks, the collection also includes trendy must-haves like cardigans and caps. The Boss x Russell Athletic coll is available online and at Boss’ Mandarin Orchard store.
Exclusive to Net-a-Porter, Alaia’s Relax capsule line reinterprets loungewear that is driven by modern comfort and a chic slouchy vibe. Focusing only on the basics, the all-black collection features staples that are enriched with openwork, embroidered details, and stretch fabrications designed to hug, sheath, and enhance every body shape while allowing complete freedom of movement.
The collection also places a subdued yet important focus on sustainability. Each garment is crafted with the Relax Yarn, a textile innovation derived from 6 per cent carbon fibre, 94 per cent Enka viscose and made of sustainably forested FSC-certified cellulose that was first seen in Azzedine Alaia’s Yarn of Serenity collection back in 1992.
At Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh’s second collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA) for its Pre-Fall menswear designs (the pieces are very unisex if you ask us) make crossovers between pop culture and the legacy of basketball. Titled the LV x NBA Collection, the ’90s-influenced apparel and accessories reference the three dress modes of a basketball player: travel, game, and press conference.
Expect relaxed and formal styles on suiting, the blouson, a technical parka matched with performance trousers, bomber jackets, shirts and shorts. There is also a limited-edition set of ball pouches, basketball carriers, large chain necklaces and rings which mimic logos on actual championship rings. The LV x NBA Collection will be available online and at boutiques island-wide from May 28.
Launched by outgoing artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista last year, this activewear line brings functional and high-tech materials to life. Conceptualised around the dynamism of movement, the collection is decked out in bold colours and features airy silhouettes like parkas, windbreakers, T-shirts and leggings that are as practical as they are sophisticated.
Signature to the collection is a brand-first exclusive of three neo-sporty ‘blanket-capes’ (pictured above) designed in collaboration with sustainable, creative and high-performance outdoor apparel label Voited. Artistically scribed onto the blanket cape is the Kenzo logo that has been reworked into a monogram and presented as a new K flag that is marked with the Kenzo Sport signature ‘X’ emblem.
Spain’s Oysho arrived in Singapore last month, with both an online presence and physical store at Jewel Changi Airport (currently closed till further notice) that offer the brand’s offerings in sportswear, lingerie, homewear and beachwear. If you’re looking to flex and expand your range of sporty apparel, the brand is debuting two new sports collections called Light Touch (pictured) and Yoga Dance.
Customers will be able to find a variety of items in the brand’s pared-down aesthetic for items ranging from organic cotton trousers and sweatshirts or leggings, cycle shorts and hot pants designed in lightweight materials like polyamide and elastane.
We’ve gotten #hearteyes especially after seeing Blackpink’s Lisa Manoban rock the all-new Celine Monochroms Homme capsule line – proving that anyone can rock these fits. The line comprises gym wear staples like cotton fleece hoodies and track pants and updates them with a fun sporty twist in vibrant colourways of pinks, blues and oranges alongside a monochromatic palette.
Besides sweats, the Celine Monochroms line also features jersey T-shirts and socks.
This article was first published in FEMALE.