Recycling is a duty, not an option. Sports brands and outdoor companies are stepping up to the plate and using their resources for research to discover new methods, materials, and processes aiming to aid in the sustainability effort (earth damage control ). One company in-particular is making a name for themselves, whilst deep in the throngs of problem solving. The company is Finisterre, a cold water surf brand founded by Tom Kay that has taken on the challenge of finding a way to make neoprene recyclable. I came across this article “CLOSING THE LOOP ON SURFING’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: HOW BRITAIN’S FINISTERRE INTENDS TO MAKE WETSUITS FROM WETSUITS” by Ryan Brower featured in RANGE Magazine issue nine and felt the need to pass it along. The end goal, Kay states is “to introduce a closed loop, ideally just going around and around and around with minimal addition of new raw materials, that is the ultimate sort of challenge”. The original article is well worth the read. It’s proof that their are brands willing to make the effort and setting a president that hopefully inspires the rest to follow.
Photos by Vogue Korea editorial, “Sea”.
Editor Kim Mi-jin
Photographer KIM BO SUNG
Model Kwak Ji Young, Han Kyung Hyun, Soo Seon Lee, Ho Jung Lee,
Hair Kim Seung Won
Makeup Lee Jun-sung
Set styling Choi, Seoyun (Da; rak)
Daejeon small accessories Jeju Haeundae
Porter Edits’ is the editorial voice of NET-A-PORTER. The most recent cover features Sarah Sampaio who is both the model and the story. In this feature, Jane Mulkerrins discovers what fires this Portuguese model up. Passionate, honest and unafraid to make a stand when it comes to her body or her career, Portuguese model SARA SAMPAIO is a woman with conviction. This article is worth a thorough top to bottom read. Link to full article HERE.
The article isn’t the only worthwhile aspect of this segment, the images are stunning. This photographer happens to be my VERY talented friend Hanna Tveite. You captured by definition the true model athlete.
@sarasampaio for #PorterEdit | photo @hannatveite | HAD: @gemmastark | styling @hels_broadfoot | hair @francogobbi1 | makeup @_virginiayoung_ | set design @betteradams | manicurist @erihandanail | @portermagazine
KITH x Champions joined forces for a newly released eight-piece collection. The design inspiration was an ode to retro-sportswear with KITH’s signature color palette of white, pink, red, and royal blue.
This exclusive womenswear collection will mark KITH’s debut in the global retail market via NET-A-PORTER.
KITH founder and sneaker designer extraordinaire Ronnie Fieg had the following to say about the collaboration:
” NET-A-PORTER, much like KITH, is an anomaly. They cater to all types of women in such a way that it aligns very well with the KITH ethos and what we do as a brand. I believe KITH womenswear has finally built a strong identity and come into its own. With Champion being its first collaborative collection of this magnitude it feels like a graduation from where we started. Now we are able to showcase the brand in a very unique way and I want to share that with the world.”
Available on NET-A-PORTER and sold at KITH stores worldwide.
See full article via Highsnobiety HERE.
Finding winter running gear that can check enough boxes to get you take your workout outside; keep me warm, make it functional, and something I actually want to be seen in. Please and thank you. And it just happened to find a perfect match when we stopped into the newly renovated Nike flagship store in SoHo we found one perfect outfit to run through the cold, instead of from it.
Nike Zonal Aerosheild jacket $175
Nike Compression Tights in store only
@laurengaudette for @hotelmazatlan and @heel_side| Photography by @mazatlanmazatlan | Art Direction by @stylelist.ed
Remember that Italian sportswear brand Kappa? The iconic soccer/football tracksuit has made a comeback in the last few seasons and has returned with an updated look for the Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
Kappas trademark tracksuit is a focal point of the collection which features their iconic logo – boy and girl sitting back to back. The emblem, associated with the 80’s and 90’s when Kappa was a big player in soccer apparel. But the brands’ logo represents something greater than an ode an era. This symbol represents equality. An issue at the forefront in the daily battleground in news, polls, and the struggle to make this basic human right a real-life reality. This brand carries a good message and wearing something that represents such a powerful message doesn’t just speak to a trend but a purpose. Something I can sport and support, something I want to put on and show off. Aside from making a powerful statement, the collection itself is a standout. Here are some images to hold you over until the collection drops next year.
Some people love it. Some people hate it. The all day workout wear ensemble, that some people never seem to take off. Now you can take it off, take it all off… and try this on for size. Lululemon high-end, beyond-the-gym Lab offshoot opened their second outpost, first in the U.S., in New York’s NoHo neighborhood this week.
Each store concept features store design and merchandising specific to that geographic location. A commonality however lies in the transparency of design: the design and innovation take places 20 feet from where consumers are shopping.
Marcus Le Blanc, head designer of the first U.S. outpost, has a design aesthetic that portrays tailored lines and clean silhouettes, a unique focus in Lululemon’s design direction. Le Blanc is opening the Lab to other design insight by bringing emerging New York designers on board for collaborations, set to launch this coming fall.
Lululemon, the activewear norm outfitting a majority of every workout class. This stronghold in the athlesure market has furnished the ability to harness technology and customer data to a new market segment. A part of life removed from gym centric and sweat soaked activities.
Boasting a slightly higher price point, the Lab also offers mens apparel. To get Lab goods you will have to make a Lab field-trip – currently not available through e-commerece purchase. However you can check out the collection HERE.
Lululemon Lab’s next brick and mortar location hasn’t been released to the public. Although a safe bet can be placed on Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.
Jame Perse SAMPLE S-A-L-E.
Discounts starting at 75% off original retail prices on men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear and furnishings.
150 Greene St between W Houston and Prince streets
- Tuesday, March 22nd – 10am — 8pm
- Wednesday, March 23rd – 10am—8pm
- Thursday, March 24th -10am —8pm
- Friday, March 25th – 10am — 7pm
- Saturday, March 26th – 10am — 7pm
- Sunday, March 27th – 10am — 5pm
Heel-Side is a cult believer in James Perse Los Angeles. The Perse aesthetic can be defined by the their high end design, quality construction, shape and high end fabrication. Aesthetically low maintenance and high fashion – emphasizing elegance and comfort with the pairing sophistication with simplicity. Excerpt taken directly from JamesPerse.com – who can depict ones presence better than the designer himself.
With the highest in quality and always aesthetically on point pieces there is a pricy point made at every check out. Looking forward to getting some sample steals tomorrow.
Keep and eye out for a boutique hotel by James Perse (currently in development.)
Fashion Gone Rogue Exclusive: ‘Scuba Luxe’. Featuring Anna-Christina Schwartz. Photographed by Tane Coffin. Styled by Nicole Adolphe. Hair and makeup by Joel Phillips. A great spread featuring truly functional and stylized scuba-wear. Great work from the talented team at Fashion Gone Rogue.
Bikini Fella Swim and Cuff Kookai
Paddle Suit Duskii, Bikini Midnight Swimwear and Necklace Liberte Design
Neoprene Bikini Duskii
Neoprene Bikini Duskii
Swimsuit Jets Active
Origional article: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/anna-christina-schwartz-tane-coffin-swim-exclusive/#ixzz42w3taTZr
Zara is the latest big name apparel brand to join in on the ever expanding activewear marketshare. The capsule includes 56 pieces of gymwear apparel and accessories now available for pre-order HERE. Every item remains under a $70 price point and from the looks of it will hold true to the standard Zara hallmark – minimal, modern in style silhouettes (simply simple) that will satisfy the need it now retail therapy without breaking the bank. Until these athlesure pieces reach the consumer a complete review is in queue – performance tbd. If in fact Zara’s gymwear is inline with functionality – we will can release a review of – into it (pending performance).
Zara’s full active capsule caters to outfitting; training, tennis, swimwear, dance, yoga, footwear and select accessories.
For a look at Zara’s first active gymwear arrival collection visit Zara.com.
A beautiful feature in this seasons The Gentlewoman Spring/Summer 2016. Freewheeling shot by Daniel Riera captures sisters Andrea & Julia Wilshusen mid ride.
Heel-Side is taking a look at the fashion fitness label ADAY. ADAY targets the millennial consumer (or those that have acclimated the characteristics embraced by this generation) of the work hard – play hard a constant push-pull of work life balance and flexibility. So much to do and so little time.
Founders Nina Faulhaber and Meg He partnered up while working at Goldman Sachs over their mutual love of boutique fitness. The developed the line to solve a daily struggle of their own; intelligent busy women with endless work life balance, exercising and staying healthy being one of them. The current marketplace athlesure offerings were lacking the versatility of fully active clothing that doesn’t look active. Leaving you with the choice od lugging around daily workout clothing changes or not working out – far from ideal.
ADAY took away that obstacle with their performance fabrics you’re meant to sweat in and transition seamlessly from day to night – fully active clothing that doesn’t look active. Placing equal emphasis on contemporary ready-to-wear design and high performance quality pieces won’t hold you back from whatever your daily daily calendar throws your way – and through all of the beautiful chaos in between.
Check some of the ADAY 2016 season online now. The design speaks for itself at ADAY. Consensus here at Heel-Side, “we’re into it.”
The team at ADAY also curated WANDER – a global content edit on where to work out and the spots to wear it out. Sharing these places and spaces that focus on spots where the ADAY fans can do business, grab a bite, sweat it out and travel to.