Saturday, August 12, 2006
Fashion Forward: Activewear
Forget a grubby t-shirt and sweaty socks. Going to the gym isn't about what your lifting but what your wearing. 7's Shireen Sandoval shows us how getting fit can be Fashion Forward.
WSVN--We dress up to go to a party And out to dinner.
But these days, dressing up doesn't have to end there.
Carina Brarda: "We're trying to bring the fashion into the fitness."
That's right, the latest workout wear is not just functional but fashionable.
At the brand new Vitnik Fitness and Sportswear Boutique on South Beach, it's easy to go from pumping iron to a party without even changing.
Carina Brarda: "Leggings that are very hot this season, so we are combining them with little skirts and tops and little double tops which is also a very hot combination."
This successful line of activewear from South America follows the top trends
For fall, look for lots of black, grays and browns.
But the best part is the fabric, It's made of the latest technology in lycra.
Carina Brarda: Which allows the body to absorbs the perspiration a lot quickers so you can feel dry at the same time when your working out, and it also has ultra violet protection, so if you're working out outside, which we do a lot in South Florida, it helps you with that as well. It is very comfortable, it feels like a second skin on your body."
You can also get physical and feel sophisticated while wearing the brand Anatomie.
The european-inspired apparel was designed by the husband and wife team of Katalin and Shawn Boyer right here in miami.
Shawn Boyer: "We would like to promote a healthy lifestyle, not just for the gym, but more for active women around the world."
Katalin Boyer: "You can wear it over jeans or over your yoga outfit. So it's very appropriate. We're trying to promote sophisticated sexy."
Go for an off the shoulder jacket and shorts.
Or show off your backhand in this trendy tennis outfit.
Working out never looked so good.
Katalin Boyer: "So our starting point is always uh functional, high tech fabrics from the latest development that we get from the fabric shows around the world um from Paris, Milan and New York and then uh we get the inspiration from the fashion world and we combine it together to get a nice mix."
So whether you're into a light workout or extreme sports, these days fashion forward sportswear is all about style and versatility.
Katalin Boyer: "Transformable fashion, we call it. So it works in a lot of different situations."
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