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The Latest Sportswear Brands to Know

It’s January. The gym is full, the resolutions still (kind of) going strong. But what happens once we reach the end of the month and all those good intentions to become fitter, stronger, healthier become an all-too-distant memory shoved to the bottom of the pile of priorities only to be dug out again next January? We vow a good gym kit is key to sticking to it. After all, there’s nothing like an admiring glance from the woman next you on the treadmill or a compliment from the most flexible in your yoga class on your new leggings to get you moving. Either that, or pop your new kit on to go to brunch and, you know, let others think you’ve spent your morning at the latest high intensity class rather than having an extra 40 minutes in bed.

Monreal London

monreal london

Monreal London comes from designer and tennis player Stefanï Grosse, who uses her expertise to create high-performance workout clothing with a high fashion aesthetic. As for the style, Monreal London creates sleek pieces that mainly come in fashion’s favourite colour (black) and wouldn’t look out of place on the street layered under tailored separates. But it’s the materials used that sets this brand apart. Focusing on technical fabrics, Monreal London sportswear is quick-drying, breathable and absorbs moisture from the skin. A no-sew bonding technique, meanwhile, creates a seamless appearance and reduces chaffing.

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adidas by Stella McCartney

adidas by stella mccartney

A label that almost needs no introduction. Two of modern clothing’s greatest – German sportswear giant adidas and Britain’s minimalist tailoring darling Stella McCartney – have come together to create sportswear and gymwear with a focus on cut, shape and performance. Expect a collection of your gym kit favourites (leggings, sports bras, vests, trainers and hoodies) made with fabrics to aid performance, and a dose of McCartney’s signature style.

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DKNY Performance

DKNY performance

If there was one brand that has been synonymous with young New York style over the past few decades, it’s DKNY. The label has taken its laid-back approach to urban fashion and applied it to sportswear to create a line of contemporary sports bras, leggings and more. With a focus on bold logos, fresh colours and streamlined silhouettes, these pieces will look just as good on the street as they do in the studio.

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NO KA’OI

no kaoi

Yoga fans, this is the brand for you. Designed specifically to aid practice, NO KA’OI sportswear provides support, comfort and effortless movement to make each posture count. Inspired by the bold colours of Hawaii and blending it with Italian design, NO KA’OI has form and function in equal measure.

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Words by Angharad Jones



Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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