Bandier Blends Art and Fitness with Their Latest Activewear Collection
Bandier's exclusive line of workout clothes for Miami Art Basel 2015 melds contemporary art, fashion, and fitness
If you're an activewear junkie, you've probably heard of Bandier by now. The fashion, fitness, and music concept store is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in fit fashion, with locations popping up in cities from NYC to Dallas as well as a huge selection of designer workout clothes available on their site. They're also known for curating exclusive pieces you can't get anywhere else. Their latest collaboration is no exception-thanks to Bandier, you can now get your sweat on while wearing contemporary art. (Want to Double Your Fitness Wardrobe? Try These Reversible Workout Clothes.)
Just in time for Art Basel, which kicks off Friday in Miami, the retailer's newest collaboration puts the work of Art Basel artists Christopher Lee Sauvé, Malarko Hernandez, and Upendo Taylor on some of the store's most beloved brands, including Reebok, Strut This, and Ultracor. Each brand was paired with one artist to create a separate capsule collection-together, they're totally different from anything you've seen in activewear before.
The uniquely playful and quirky pieces, which include everything from apparel to a yoga mat, might seem a little "out there" for your average gym class, but the collection is "all about being irreverent" and "not being afraid to make a statement," Ultracor owner Michael Ball said in a press release. (Find out How to Pull Off the Most Outrageous Workout Clothes.)
And really, as activewear is becoming more and more integrated into women's everyday wardrobes, there couldn't be a better time to experiment with a bold, art-inspired addition to your workout wardrobe. Whether you pair one of the collection's funky printed bras with a pair of black leggings or go full-on print-on-print, these pieces are as wearable as they are unusual. "We pride ourselves on being innovators and idea generators," said Bandier founder, Jennifer Bandier. "We want to push boundaries, create unexpected partnerships and spark conversations that engage and activate our audience."
Of course, many of these limited-edition styles come with a designer price tag, but with items in the collection ranging from $40 to $300, there's something for everyone. All three capsule collections are available today-just in time for holiday gift shopping. To snag these art-meets-active-meets-fashion pieces, head on over to bandier.com.