Do you sweat in colour? Play in pattern? Are you a beacon of fluorescent light in a gym of bland leggings?
For those of us who love dark, moody hues in greyscale and energetic pops of pigment inspired by nature, the creative minds behind Vancouver’s athleisure darling, Daub + Design have released a capsule collection that takes their prismatic esthetic to a whole new level. Daub | Active features the exclusive, one-of-a-kind prints of creative director Lexi Soukoreff but, with the use of advanced design technology, transfers her hand-dyed patterns to high-grade Italian fabrics the designer likens to “buttery velvet.” As sportswear, Daub | Active leggings and shorts have a higher, fitted waistband while the tanks are made from the same breathable mesh worn by competitive athletes and elite cyclists. Three patterns—a rosy “orchid,” underwater “seafoam" and crisp “glacier”—pull the line together. The only catch? You can’t buy Daub | Active in stores—yet. Soukoreff launched a Kickstarter campaign last month and met her fundraising goal in 24 hours. Like this latest line, that’s performance.
Chic and kaleidoscopic, squats have never looked so good. —Megan Stewart