Vinti Andrews, Part One…

You all know how much I love sports fashion, so I was thrilled to be asked to shoot the new Vinti Andrews SS15 collection with one of my fave photographers, Oliver Cargill. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the label, Vinti Andrews is the master of wearable sports luxe. A growing name that won’t be disappearing any time soon.

Vinti Tan and Paul Andrews are the designers behind the name. Previously collaborating with Nike to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Air Max, they created life size English pit bull terrier dogs made entirely of Nike trainers along with a number of colourful bags, jackets and shorts. The duo effortlessly transform sport into pure premium fashion, twisting the boundaries of the contemporary scene- something that I’m really passionate about.

I was lucky enough to meet designer Paul Andrews, who I have to say is the kindest, most genuine man I’ve met in a long time- making me like the collection even more!

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With sports luxe slowly moving from trend to lifestyle, Vinti Andrews has got it just right. Both of their men’s and women’s collections are super strong. You’ll see a variety of fabric, textures and techniques, resulting in unique, statement pieces with outstanding attention to detail. Although you may not be working out in their clothes, you’ll almost definitely be feeling great!

As always, it was a pleasure to shoot with Mr Cargill. We created two looks on our night time London shoot. Here’s the first one, wearing this dreamy candy-coloured tracksuit… (I thought that I might be a little chilly, but the double mesh lining was actually nice and warm)!

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Check out more from Vinti Andrews, including the menswear range right here.

P.S. Watch out for my post about the second look dropping sometime soon! xx

 

Nike AW14 Tech Pack Collection

Today’s culture demands sportswear to not only be functional but to also be aesthetically pleasing. The need for sports clothing to look attractive as well as serve it’s purpose has not only risen but has in fact, become a must. Gone are the days where an old tee and faded sweatpants would cut it for the gym. This is a new generation of sport consumers who want to look, as well as feel good when they work out!

Nike are always ahead of the game and have hit the nail on the head with their Tech Pack collection. Introduced in 2007, the collection allows athletes to step out in style without having to compromise on clothing functionality. Sported by well-known faces from across the world including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Kevin Prince Boateng, Perri Shakes Drayton and Jon Jones, the range is clearly fit for the best. Designed with special fabric to allow superior breathability and insulation as well as allowing maximum movement and looking rather professional, this is definitely worth investing in.

Additional items have been added to the Tech Pack for AW14, such as the Nike Tech Butterfly for women and the Nike Tech Windrunner IRD for men.

The gent’s windrunner has a simple design and in this case, less really is more. Guys, wanting to catch the eye of that cute girl that you see on your morning runs? Well I would definitely recommend that you add this to your winter wardrobe- black being my personal fave!

Nike sent me a surprise package containing the grey Butterfly to try out (yipeeee!) and I was more than impressed. This jacket is super duper lightweight, yet also really warm and it’s so so comfortable- the perfect encouragement for a winter morning run! It fits great and is surprisingly soft with thumb hole features that mean no irritating sleeve movement when playing sport or training. Available in multiple colours from black to purple haze, there’s one to suit everyone. Deep pockets let your hands keep warm during rest time and the interesting crossover back is clearly where it adopted it’s name!

In fact, I love my jacket so much that after wearing it in London I just had to take it with me to New York! The Tech Butterfly will be my sports staple throughout Autumn and deep into Winter this year. Take a peak at the travels of my jacket so far… I wonder where it will visit next! xx

Photographs by the cities’ finest; all London images by Oliver Cargill, all New York images by Dave Krugman.

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