New Balance and Staud are back with another collaboration.
The two brands have teamed up to work on their third activewear collection together, and it’s their best one yet. As with their past releases, the collection marries New Balance’s sporty sensibilities with Staud’s brand of Los Angeles cool that has won over the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella and Gigi Hadid. This time, though, Staud has really created some distinctive pieces by infusing them with some Edwardian details.
For example, the label has taken the classic white tennis dress (S$219) and given it a corset-inspired bodice, creating a fit-and-flare dress that’s made for the court. Add to that the pastel-hued contrast binding that runs along the sleeves and neckline, and you have your answer to what the ladies of Bridgerton would wear to a workout today.
We can also see them going for the sports bra (S$89) and the tank top (S$89), the latter coming in a delightful mint green that’s a refreshing departure from all the vibrant reds, blues and purples that we’re used to seeing in activewear designs. In fact, you can credit the collection’s soft, sun-bleached colour palette to Staud’s understanding of what women want to wear, being the fashion brand that fuelled trends like basket bags and square-toe sandals.
The label’s trendy touch is also seen in the matching tights (S$139), which come with a V-shaped waistband that’s universally flattering (as proven on TikTok), as well as a distinctive lace-up gusset that we’ve often seen on Bella Hadid’s favourite jeans.
Believe it or not, the New Balance x Staud collection doesn’t just look pretty. Many of the pieces are crafted from New Balance’s buttery soft NBSleek knit, which hugs your body in all the right places and wicks away moisture while you sweat it out in the gym. The same functionality shines through, literally, in the hooded jacket (S$179) and boxer shorts (S$89), which are made of stretchy satin.
And then there are the shoes. For the first time, New Balance and Staud are launching unisex versions of the 327 and the 57/40 sneakers (S$189 each), which are bestselling styles among men and women respectively. The former, which nods to New Balance’s ’70s running shoes, have been remixed in cool blues. The 57/40 sneakers, meanwhile, retains its ’80s-meets-’90s design, but this time sports summer-ready hues like green and yellow for both guys and girls to pull off.
“Each [sneaker was] reimagined to compliment the collection and your lifestyle,” said Staud designer Sarah Staudinger. “All the pieces work together to create a collection versatile enough to take you from boxing to brunch or anywhere in between.”
You can take her word for it and shop the collection, which is now available at New Balance stores in Paragon and Suntec City, as well as online on newbalance.com.sg.
Header photo credit: New Balance