Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NIKE Tight of the Moment Series: Safari Moves + WELL KEPT Fashion Performance Wear

There's a reason women are wearing their workout wear when not working out. Form fitting. comfortable and fashion forward options… good reasons all.

In our inbox, the latest from Nike-and on a showroom visit-previewing a focused,  made in NYC label, WELL KEPT =  two finely made,  performing collections that if one wears, better be ready for lookers eye-balling the details.

Standouts for sure!


Animal print and wood texture imagery unite in unlikely harmony with polka dots, stripes and diamonds to comprise the Nike Tight of the Moment—Safari Moves. Together, the contrasting prints create an unexpected visual, a signature of the Nike Tight of the Moment series. 

Near the waist, a picture of snow leopard fur serves as a timely reminder that winter is on the horizon. A wooden motif on the thighs and ankles lends a pop of seasonal color. The placement of stripes, polka dots and diamonds provides a playful interpretation of classic designs. 
Using digital sublimation, a process that employs a heat press to send ink from a printed picture onto a piece of fabric, designers could be very precise in where to place the prints. Specifically, the prints were body-mapped to create a flattering look. 
In addition, soft Nike Dri-FIT fabric pulls sweat away from the skin to help keep legs dry and comfortable.
The Nike Tight of the Moment—Safari Moves comes in two Nike Pro styles, the Nike Pro Tight and Nike Pro Sports Bra. Both will be available in select retailers and on beginning Nov. 15.


Big Apple label Well Kept -by Briana de Rose-is already on the wear list backs of celebs---we can see why.  We previewed some of the Spring 2014 pieces-but A/W 2013 selections are available online.

LULU-leather top fits right above navel
Leather is not typical base layer fabric for the athletically inclined---but this collection features mesh/perforated zones that allow some breathable activity. What we love-the trendy on edge pieces are as comfy to wear as gym clothes with luxury stretch woven knits in the mix-sourced from Paris= street chic.

And without the logo too. Sizes XS-XL

CHESLEY mesh stretchy ribbed material-pencil skirt goes well with any of the tops

SPORTS BRA BOBBI-supportive, SPF+ 50-$220

COLE fitted mesh leggings

BRUNA elastic mesh/body-swimsuit multi-tasker- sides tabs that stretch for secure hold…can swim in these and then tie/pull on a skirt/denim---with some footwear and good to go. A great travel option for those who pack light. Or should.

KRISTEN modal/leather pleated-breezy dress-racerback leather top empire waist length, flattering bottom that flows out from waist- good for many body types 

love these-DREW perforated knee patch trouser-leather inserts add edge to drawstrings- with the slouchy ease of sweatpants

HALLEY modal racer back high-low hem dress-in black too
racerback silky tunic length in front, longer back-to layer

CORY another terrific one piece. Ponte/Leather bodysuit 

ISABEL-mesh/pnte-cropped l/s top -works with the pictured above skirt--or w/ jeans. Functional coverup in all black + all grey too.