Lululemon – which, thanks to lockdown-inspired fitness, enjoyed year-on-year increases of 22 percent in global sales and 160 percent in European sales in its third quarter ended on Nov. 1 – is starting the new year with a collaboration with a European designer. The Canadian sports apparel brand has launched a capsule collection designed by Ed Curtis, an artist working out of London. Its 19 pieces include sports bras, leggings, and high- and low-waisted shorts. Curtis describes them aesthetically “as though they were paintings that fitted the body perfectly.” He wished to “give an impression of speed” by applying “paint on paper with rapid strokes” and then “stretching the paint layers to follow the contours of the body.” Retail prices range from €10 to €98.

Lululemon - Ed Curtis