Jennifer Bandier won’t be touching down in Miami for Art Basel, but she will launch three artist-led activewear collaborations in the five Bandier stores and on its e-commerce site.
Inspired by art and design, the entrepreneur partnered with Upendo Taylor, Christopher Lee Sauvé and Malarko Hernandez to develop high-performance capsule collections. These limited-edition goods will be available on the Bandier site until they sell out. All three street artists played up graphics and bold prints.
The Reebok x Upendo Taylor group consists of seven styles as well as two pairs of sneakers and a yoga mat, which will retail from $40 to $200. Taylor’s collection will be sold for six months in advance of it hitting other retailers. Reebok turned to yoga instructor Tara Stiles (who is also a brand ambassador) to conceptualize the yoga capsule collection that was inspired by Taylor’s street art.
Reebok’s director of global business development, Catherine Marshall, said, “Bandier fosters the collision of two worlds: creative street fashion and fitness. We felt that their creative ethos is unparalleled and the perfect environment in which to launch.”
Strut-This x Christopher Lee Sauvé is made up of five items with prices running from $80 to $120. Inspired by primitive art and pop culture, Sauvé’s print is being featured on three pairs of leggings and two crop tops for Strut-This. All of his designs are offered in the brand’s one-size-fits-all cotton fabric. He worked for Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang before venturing out on his own to become a multichannel artist.
Ultracolor x Malarko Hernandez offers five pieces with $100 to $300 price tags. The London-based Hernandez has laser-printed his new monster designs on two pairs of leggings, a bra top, bomber jacket and tote bag.