14 Athleisure x Luxury Collaborations to Know
It is not on the regular that luxury mixes with athleisure, but when it does, it can turn out outstanding! From Nike x Swarovski to Dior x Air Jordan, and not forgetting the recently released and instantly infamous The North Face x Gucci collaboration. Read on and discover fabulous collaborations between luxury and athleisure brands.
14 Athleisure x Luxury Collaborations to Know
Everybody loves the classic Dior x Air Jordan collaboration. Called The Capsule Collection, it showcased at the Men’s Fall 2020 Runway show in Miami. Part of the collection was the Air Dior Jordans 1. Retailing for $2,200, it now sells for prices as high as $39,700. Because of its limited stock of 8,500 pairs, it is one of the most marketed Air Jordan’s ever. The collection “balances timeless silhouettes from the Jordan and Dior vaults while bringing new life to classic sport styles”.
Palace Skateboards has partnered with a whole stream of brands, bands, and famous faces—from Adidas to Whitney Houston. But one athleisure collaboration collection we can’t forget about is Palace Skateboards x Moschino. Moschino was very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s so it is characterized by big prints, slogan T-shirts, eccentric designs, and an unrivaled sense of humor. This collaboration is one of the largest drops from Palace in recent years, and it includes outerwear, shirts, bottoms, knitwear and accessories, cloud-emblazoned puffer jackets, and a leather milk carton bag.
In 2014, John Galliano became the Creative Director of Maison Margiela, approaching tailoring, techniques, and craftsmanship with an undying devotion to innovation and artistry. The Reebok x Maison Margiela collection is not an exception—”a classic silhouette and the trompe-l’oeil design are fused together in one groundbreaking synthesis of function and fashion”. Further, it is a mix of Reebok’s Club C heritage court sneaker with Maison Margiela’s 1996 trompe-l’oeil. The Club C Maison Margiela is available in Black & White.
Next up, the eccentric Swarovski x Nike collaboration, firsts launching on December 26. Hence these shoes being embellished with Swarovski® Crystals, these Air Max 97 Gold are iconic and exclusive—shimmering all day long while you walk. Later, a new color was added to the collaboration’s history—Polar Blue.
This collection is inspired by the energy of youth in the ’70s and ’80s and, as a result of its success, it is an ongoing collaboration. The latest drop was all about bold and bright colors, party and digital aesthetic. The athleisure collaboration also strikes to celebrate England and British artists such as Gavin Watson and George Plemper.
Then we have the Stella McCartney x Adidas, a collaboration that hopes to serve up with a side dose of sophistication through athleisure designs. Moreover, there’s a piece for everyone, from comfortable sneakers to good quality loungewear. This is a classic collaboration since it has been around since 2005.
Yes, yes, and more yes! We already have an amazing article on this athleisure collaboration, so please do read all about it here!
Another Dior shoe that made a lot of people go crazy is the Dior x Converse. A transparent paneling is used to reveal the classic white and black Dior Oblique motif. It is a perfect sneaker for a casual outfit since it mixes the Dior patterns and the iconic All Star Converse layout, however, it is enhanced with contrasting details on the sides, including a ‘DIOR’ signature.
The Louis Vuitton x NBA collections are inspired by the exchange between French craftsmanship and American sports. As a result of the creation of great minds, we got a mix of the iconic designs of sportswear from the basketball universe and the premium feeling of Louis Vuitton’s pieces, in hopes to honor the values of relatability and inclusion key to Louis Vuitton’s vision.
“Where high fashion meets function” is the slogan for this athleisure collaboration. The goal is to merge a classic aesthetic into practical wear. Further, featuring classic and new lululemon styles, it aims to complement with fresh takes on Roksanda’s more iconic silhouettes. So, expect the unexpected with these color combinations and sculptural shapes.
If you love the 90’s, you will love these unique bubble heel sneakers. Inspired by urban aesthetics, the PUMA x KARL collection combines a simplistic layout with a bulky rubber sole that gives the perfect avant-garde look by its wavy disproportions. This collaboration has been around for some time and Karl is gone, but nevertheless, wonderful drops keep coming.
The YEEZY SZN 6 capsule mixes the 2XU training gear and the Kanye luxury streetwear style. In 2017, the makings of this athleisure collaboration collection began, but it only launched on May 6, 2018. It incorporates five neoprene compression shorts and tights. However, it is a Yeezy exclusivity, those wanting to cop must sign up to the YEEZY database first.
Fendi has teamed up with Fila to create a one-of-a-kind collection. Combining luxurious craftsmanship with sportswear design. From logo tops to handbags and also futuristic sneakers, Fendi x Fila has it all for those who enjoy luxury and streetwear.
Finally, the most out-there collaboration—Pierpaolo Piccioli x Moncler. “Graphic shapes that are as mystic as they are futuristic”, since they’re made out of nylon lacqué. Subsequently, this collection gives a rather unique twist to Medieval gowns.
We hope you enjoy looking your best while getting your move on with these fabulous athleisure collaborations!
Words by Mariana Silva