Prada and Dior are bringing Luxury Fashion to Sports with New Athleisure Collections

Luxury brand collaborations were a big thing last year, with the Gucci-Balenciaga ‘hack’, and the Fendi-Versace ‘swap’ being the most popular and undoubtedly, the most creative attempts. The collaborations appear to continue this year, but with a twist: the focus is athleisure, and the luxury brands kicking things off are Dior and Prada.

Dior Vibe Collection and the Dior x Technogym mash-up

Actually, both the Dior Vibe capsule collection and the Dior x Technogym collaboration were announced last year; however, their official release was scheduled for this year. The former made its debut at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise Show 2022 in Athens while the Technogym partnership was announced in the last quarter of 2021.

Ramla Ali in Dior Vibe collection
The Dior Vibe collection includes sporty bags that are perfect on the go as they are at the gym. Image courtesy of Vogue

The Dior Vibe gym wear line comprises sporty bags, sneakers and ready-to-wear pieces like boxing shorts, leggings and sports bras, all emblazoned with the Dior Etoile, Dior Athlet and Dior Oblique prints. You will not be out of place if your first thought was that this collection is a very chic and fashionable yet practical line – apparently, the Maison had the same idea when it set out to create the pieces whose patterns were designed by artist Pietro Ruffo.

The Dior and Technogym collection cpmplements the Dior Vibe athleisure line perfectly
The Dior-Technogym collection is a limited-edition compilation of essential gym equipment. Image courtesy of Vogue

And to complete a truly luxe-infused workout is the limited-edition Dior x Technogym equipment that includes a connected treadmill, a gym ball and a multifunctional bench. Dior is certainly cheering you on your fitness journey, but it wants to make sure that you do it in style.

Prada x Adidas Re-Nylon collection

Welcome to Pra-di-das season, one that marks the evolution from re-touched and re-imagined sneakers to a full-blown apparel and accessories line. Even better, all items are made from Prada’s Re-Nylon fabric, making it a truly sustainable collection.

An Africa-American male model in the Prada-Adidas athleisure collection
Every piece in this luxury athleisure collection is made from Prada’s Re-Nylon material. Image courtesy of Prada

Like Dior, the Prada-Adidas line comprises bags, footwear and ready-to-wear pieces that include tracksuits and sweaters. They are also just as fashionable as the Dior Vibe collection, although the Prada-branded Forum, with its chunky, retro silhouette (which comes in both high- and low-top iterations) and triangle triangle-logo Prada pouch, is arguably the winner here.

The Prada-Adidas Forum Sneaker
The Forum sneakers are the standout piece in the Prada and Adidas line. Image courtesy of Prada

All the collections are now available at select retail stores, and if you have ever wanted your workout sessions to be as stylish as you here, here’s an opportunity to snag these items before they become unavailable.

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