Beyoncé Just Announced the Release Date of Her Athleisure Line for TopShop
Get excited, because workout clothes designed by Queen Bey are coming to stores sooner than you thought...
New year, new you, new workout clothes, right? Get your wallet ready: There's some majorly buzzy workout clothing coming your way early next year, and it's coming from none of than the Queen B herself.
We first heard about Beyoncé's athleisure collection for Topshop (called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd.) back in 2014-initially slated for a fall 2015 release, we've been holding our breath for the collection to hit shelves. Now we have word that the collection will now be available in April 2016 across locations in 25 countries, according to The Telegraph.
With Beyoncé being, well, Beyoncé, we weren't surprised to learn that the collection would be more of a partnership rather than a collaboration, with Bey being an equal 50-50 counterpart in the venture. When the collection was initially announced, Topshop CEO Philip Green stated that Topshop had been "looking at that [athletic] sector for a while. It's something we need to be in. Based on what she does, how she works out, the conversation got into that category." It makes sense that the brand would want to get into the athleisure space, since it's one of the fastest growing retail categories at the moment. For Beyoncé's part, she says she "could not think of a better partner... I have always loved Topshop for its forward thinking and fashion credentials." (Did you know Beyoncé Partnered with 22 Nutrition too?)
While we don't know exactly what types of items will be included in the collection, our best-since Beyoncé is arguably one of pop culture's most iconic dancers-is that it will include pieces that can take you from the gym to the street to the dance studio, all while emulating Bey's legendary style. In fact, The Telegraph also reported that the reason for the delay in the collection's release was to ensure that the technical elements of the pieces were exactly right, which makes sense, since we wouldn't expect anything less than ***flawlessness from Queen Bey. (Psst... Check out the 10 Best Instagram Accounts to Follow for Athleisure.)