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Five of the Best Designer Sportswear Collaborations

Only ever spotted in sportswear when working out, or do you live in leggings? Either way, sportswear is here to stay. And now more than ever, we’re seeing some of the biggest designers collaborating with our favourite sports brands. Bringing a mix of athleisure comfort, chic style and performance technology, it could just be the perfect partnership. If you’re looking for some sports luxe inspiration you’re in the right place, as we take a look at five of the best designer sportswear collaborations.

Pharrell Williams x HUMAN MADE x adidas

#1 Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Back in July our favourite Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham launched the second drop of her collaboration with Reebok. Featuring a variety of athleisure, sportswear and accessories, the collection is multi functional in that it can be worn as part of your daily wardrobe as well as your workout. Combining streetwear designs with performance driven apparel the collection is ideal for ballet classes to marathon training, take a look at our top picks here.

 

#2 adidas x Pharrell Williams

Another artist turned designer demonstrating their creative flare is Pharrell Williams. Teaming up once again, Pharrell, Human Made and adidas have launched one of the most highly anticipated sportswear collaborations of FW19. If you aren’t already in the know when it comes to Human Made, the Japanese fashion brand was founded by friend of Pharrell, music producer and DJ, NIGO who also heads up streetwear giant BAPE. This coming together of the power trio has resulted in reimagined silhouettes of adidas Original styles, integrated with vibrant colours and the instantly recognisable HUMAN MADE motif.

Human Made x adidas x Pharrell Williams

#3 Puma x Karl Lagerfeld

Both iconic in their own fashion fields, Puma has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous label for a collection of apparel, footwear and accessories for the ultimate chic sports luxe look. Similar to other designer sports collaborations, sneakers in the Puma x Karl Lagerfeld collection feature new takes on the classic styles, such as Puma’s Cell Alien and Roma sneakers. Here’s our top picks from the collab.

Karl Lagerfeld x Puma  

#4 adidas x Stella McCartney

At number four we have one of adidas’ longest standing sportswear collaborations. Since the first adidas x Stella McCartney collaboration in 2004, the collections have evolved to include sportswear for a variety of athletic disciplines, including yoya, tennis and cycling to name a few. The success of the critically acclaimed collaboration led adidas to appoint Stella as Team GB’s Creative Director in 2012, meaning she would be the first designer in the history of the Olympic Games to design the kit for the country’s team. If that doesn’t prove the quality and performance of her designs we don’t know what will, check out our top picks from the collection at Coggles.

adidas by Stella McCartney

#5 adidas x White Mountaineering

This season, adidas teamed up with Japanese streetwear label White Mountaineering. Headed up by former Comme des Garcons protégé, Yousuke Aizawa, the urban inspired designs of White Mountaineering have been on the scene since 2006. The brand focus on creating an equilibrium between fashion and functionality with the inspiration behind the designs coming from a childhood love for the outdoors and winter sports. Speaking about setting up the brand Yousuke said “I wanted to make clothes that have the same sense of presence rather than being purely functional – pieces that aren’t solely made for purpose but inspire the wearer.” The collaboration with adidas sees the brand redesign the classic Nite Jogger sneaker in two colourways featuring the White Mountaineering branding on the tongue.

White Mountaineering x adidas

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Words by Emma Bowkett



Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

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