Charlotte Olympia Also Launches An Activewear Line

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Known for her quirky shoe designs, Charlotte Dellal (the woman behind Charlotte Olympia creations) is taking over the activewear world by utilizing her signature aesthetics for a whimsical 10-piece capsule collection set to launch in May, 2016. To launch her activewear line, Charlotte Olympia has teamed up with activewear and lifestyle brand Bodyism, which let her combine her one-of-a-kind looks, such as the leopard prints and the kittens faces, with the label’s signature spiderweb logo and athleisure-approved materials.

Charlotte Olympia x Bodyism Activewear 2016 Collection

Bodysim, whose motto is to spread the ‘clean and lean’ philosophy to the world, was founded by James Duigan and Nathalie Schyllert around 10 years ago, and is one of the first activewear brands whose aim was turning workout ensembles into bold fashion statements. Behind Bodyism works a team of professional experts who make sure our bodies are in good hands indeed, both physically and spiritually. Personal Trainer Duigan has, in fact, smitten many celebrities, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Elle MacPherson, with his cozy activewear designs and holistic approach to health, providing us with a nutrition-packed diet and some simple, 15-minute core exercises one can practice at home too.

Nathalie Schyllert, Bodywear for Bodyism’s director and co-founder of Bodyism (which could be regarded more as a movement), took the time to explain us why Bodyism’s headquarters chose to team up with Dellal, revealing the designer’s unconventional aesthetics are perfectly in line with Bodyism’s philosophy, and just proving once more that activewear can indeed be fashionable and wearable from daytime to nighttime. As for Dellal herself, the talented designer appears to be excited about the partnership and the opportunity to work with Bodyism’s team (they share a longstanding friendship with each other).

“I wanted to design a range that could be worn out and about, or for working out in the gym,” she told WWD. “I wanted to add a touch of glamour to sportswear so that you can feel dressed up, even when you’re on the go.”

Charlotte Olympia x Bodyism Activewear 2016 Collection

And just by looking at the proposals, one really gets the chance to see what it means to combine fancy designs with workout-approved pieces. From leggings to sports bras, from sweatshirts with kitty designs that are just too cute to handle to gym bags, the Charlotte Olympia x Bodyism activewear 2016 collection will just work as the best daily motivation to work out and take time to cherish one’s body goals. As for the capsule collection’s price tags, they range from £75 (circa $108) to £295 (around $425), and you’ll be able to find the pieces at Harrods, Shopbop.com, Stylerunner, Isetan and Rubaiyat. They will roll out internationally in June though, as Bodyism has chosen to stock the collection exclusively for the first month.

As for Dellal, we have to say that it has been extremely interesting to follow her latest new wrinkles: besides starting out the year by hosting her first runaway show at the London Fashion Week in February, Dellal has launched a series of collaborations that, aside from this one with Bodyism, included a risqué lingerie andboudoir-inspired shoeline with Agent Provocateur and a 26-product beauty range with MAC Cosmetics. She is a glutton for punishment indeed!

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Alexander Wang Launches a Jewelry Line

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It seems that many designers have begun shaking up their strategies and adding to their product lines these days, seeing the holiday season and the whole gift-giving traditions as the perfect moment to launch new ideas. Alexander Wang is among these designers, who finds himself opting to start a new line right before the Christmas frenzy. Then again, it was a long time coming as the man has come up with designs for lighter cases, “do not disturb” signs, bottle openers, travel neck pillows and canteens, so Alexander Wang jewelry only makes sense after all of that.

Alexander Wang Jewelry Line

Why on earth had he not launched jewelry before though? “I always wanted to do jewelry, but I never felt like I had the opportunity. I’ve had my hands quite full,” Wang mentioned in one particular interview. “But I really got exposed to it when I went to Balenciaga and I really enjoyed the process.” Better late than never though, right? After all, a designer needs to feel comfortable with a concept first, before embarking on a journey to make it a reality.

Wang is known for his chunky pieces. As such, it makes perfect sense that his small collection of three pieces is all about the chunky, with bike chain earrings and a necklace featuring a lock in the middle. There is also a lock cuff, and these three were shown off for the spring collection. He has increased the number of pieces in thecollection for the pre-fall line as well.

Wang’s previous collaborations for jewelry included those with Gaia Repossi and Betony Vernon. However, at that point, it was him submitting ideas and they handling the rest. At Balenciaga, it was the opposite, with Wang himself having taken over everything from the initial sketches of the ideas to the final production of the jewelry pieces, also having major say in the prices each was listed at. “I really got a hand on it in Paris,” he said. “We were really successful with the jewelry that I did [at Balenciaga].”

At the moment, the Alexander Wang jewelry pieces we see are just a natural extension to the collections he puts out, with the tough looking chic hardware and the intricate details that are forever Wang. It is all produced in Italy, the chain pieces plated with brass palladium, while it is 24-karat gold we notice on the locks that appear. For now, we know that the earrings cost $295, while the prices can range up to $525, as is the case with the double lock necklace.

We know that this will definitely attract a good number of people who are more than willing to give the gift of Alexander Wang jewelry in the coming year for all manner of occasions. First though, we expect Christmas shopping and from Alexander Wang stores to double or triple in the coming days as the collection launches mid-December.

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