Francesca Londoño-Brasington compiles the Hip & Healthy guide to our favourite sportswear brands from around the globe featuring what’s hot right now
Already a firm celebrity favourite featured in all the major glossies, HPE Clothing has just launched their new collection in Harrods and we’re thrilled! We love the salmon pink and charcoal grey combo taking us all the way through from Summer until Autumn. It’s not only gorgeous but highly practical too. Continuing to lead the way with fabric innovation, they’ve launched two new fabrics within the collection including: XT-AIR TM Range – a super light fabric with 4% silver static to actively lower body temperature ensuring you can keep working hard when the temperature outside is soaring. It also incorporates HPE Clothing’s signature FRESHFIT with antibacterial silver technology to ensure maximum breathability. Plus their UV-Stretch TM Range – this is an Ultra Violet resistant fabric making it the fabric to wear whilst training outside delivering 40+UVF protection.
New to the UK market in Spring this year, LIJA is already making waves in the sportswear industry with their brilliant fusion of fashion with function. We particularly love their metallic Zip Jacket, it adds style to pre and post workouts. A real must have!
Embodying the all American cool, casual but totally on trend look, we love Solow’s simple style. These yoga pants are perfectly understated but elegant making them a wardrobe staple.
Achingly cool, Splits 59 mix vibrant colours with funky yet practical designs. We love this Singlette Atomic Tank for the Summer months. Perfect for layering over a sports bra for all activities. Powerful and bright; expect to dazzle!
A definite must have in the Hip & Healthy wardrobe are Lorna Jane’s Amy tights. One of their hero products, the Amy tights are a flattering full length legging, the seams are just in the right places to shape those bottoms and thighs and ensure an amazing fit. Practical for all activities from running to yoga, we love these!
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Embodying sexy and stylish, this US brand has a huge celeb fan base and makes for the perfect work out wardrobe. Check out this uber-cool, reversible versa vest. Perfect for throwing on during those early morning training sessions.
One of the biggest brands in sportswear, we couldn’t possibly not include Nike in our favourite global brands. Using pioneering technology and a top team of experts, Nike never fail to impress with their innovative design and ever growing range of products. Now launching their first ever trail shoe for women – the Nike Zoom Wildhorse. The Wildhorse is ultra light with a rounded anatomical heel (to roll with the ground) including the Nike Zoom unit providing low-profile cushioning; this shoe fits like a track spike but performs like a trail shoe. Designed to combat any terrain, there are lugs under the toes angled front to back specifically for running uphill whilst these are also tapered from back to front for efficient downhill running. Wow. Our love for Nike has grown even more!