The New Nike x Pedro Lourenço Collection Takes "Athleisure" to the Next Level
Athletic-wear has never looked so sleek—or chic. As the brand at the forefront of fashion's latest obsession with athleisure and all things sport, Nike has taken things to the next level by giving its trademark performance pieces the couture treatment with a capsule collection in partnership with Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenço. Designed to be worn and layered together, three full looks can be created from the 11-piece line-up, which happily marry fashion and fitness and, in turn, blur the line between streetwear and gymwear.
Chic black-and-nude gradients highlight breathability, Dri-FIT mesh jackets that wick away sweat also boast '60-era couture tailoring, and sleek reflective detailing aid in night-time visibility. "I was inspired by the Olafur Eliasson mirror that fades from glass to mirror and haute couture jackets from the '60s,' says Lourenço of his thought process.
And who better than It-model Karlie Kloss to serve as the face of the collection. She's practically the poster child for healthy eating (we mean, she co-founded Karlie's Kookies—the health-conscious Momofuku cookie line), impeccable style (both on and off the runway), and fitness (check out those swole delts and traps in the remarkable display of athleticism, below).
The Nike x Pedro Lourenço collection hits NikeLab locations globally and nike.com/nikelab on Nov. 13, with pieces that range from $75 to $175. But don't let that stop you from taking a closer look at each individual fashion-infused item online.