Fall is here and we love to see our Pure Barre studios full of the latest and greatest workout wear. This season’s collections are full of detail, from contrasting seams and creative cutouts to ruching, ruffles, and tons of color (don’t be afraid to layer bright hues). Here, we talk trends with super-stylish Iva Botic, senior designer for Splits59, one of our favorite lines:
What is your personal favorite piece for fall?
One of my favorites for Fall 2013 is the Pose Racerback Pullover (pictured). It’s such a one-of-a-kind piece, and I think it really captures the Splits59 aesthetic. The open back is so edgy and sexy, but the silhouette still serves the purpose of a comfortable cover-up piece.
What are the top trends for workout wear right now?
Some key trends to take note of for Fall 2013 include cozy funnel necks and large hoods, an emphasis on mesh contrasts, and my personal favorite, the return of stirrup leggings.
What do you think is particularly suited for Pure Barre?
Speaking of stirrup legging, our Fall 2013 Collection debuts the Tendu Grip (pictured), which I think is ideal for a Pure Barre workout. In addition to flattering style lines and seaming, the highlight of the Tendu Grip is in the stirrup extension, where we strategically placed an anti-slip performance silicone fabric to give the wearer a secure grip on the ground to enhance performance in class.
Why so much orange?
Orange made a huge comeback this season on the runway. We combined an amazing assortment of jewel tone colors and I really wanted to throw a ball of fire into the mix … which is how we landed on the name Fire. It’s such a vivacious and energetic color, not to mention a statement maker.
What was your inspiration for the collection?
The overall focus for the season was to bring edgy, fun and creative fashion elements to functional athletic pieces and conversely, traditionally athletic details to lifestyle – blurring the two points of view. Avant-garde textural animal prints, imaginative fabric and color blocking, and intricate slimming seaming were all key design directives.