Strong Style: Designer Activewear Collaborations

When our favorite fashion designers team up with classic athletic brands, the result is never uniform. Here are a few that have us happy to work up a sweat.

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When our favorite fashion designers team up with classic activewear brands, the result is never uniform. Armani and Reebok teamed up to create a whole new level of workout apparel. Armani lends his graceful glamour to a line of gorgeously draped harem pants and hoodies that will definitely stand out at the gym. The $65-$195 collection drops at the end of August.
By now <a href="">Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas</a> has become an established line, bringing the designer's seriously high-concept aesthetic to apparel, accessories and most excitingly, shoes. Studded high-tops, stilettos with sport-tech mesh detailing, a sleek puffer-coat, as well as the very bold (and very cozy) harem sweats top our list for fall/winter 2010.
Stella McCartney for Adidas
Adidas also snatched up Stella McCartney at the forefront of the designer-collaboration craze. Together the two camps have created an ever-evolving design aesthetic centered on inventive activewear. Among the line's apparel, footwear and accessories, the various fall/winter cover-ups—from puff-shoulder top layers to metallic-cotton biker jackets—will really jazz up your workout.
Revolve Clothing
Puma and Hussein Chalayan debuted their first collaborative collection, &amp;quot;Urban Mobility&amp;quot; this spring. Precise lines meet precise tech specs in innovative forms. The bags in particular are so fashion-forward, they're downright futuristic.
It's as if some girl-rapper with killer retro-glam style conceived the design for Nike Air Max 1 Swarovski x Sabrina Dehoff sneakers. Jewelry designer Dehoff bedazzled a pair of classic Nikes with Swarovski crystal-encrusted metal plates atop the tongue and gold and crystal beads dangling from the edge of the laces. Certainly the most tricked-out kicks we've seen since the 80's.
Southbridge Police Department
Burton teamed up with urban design label Married to the Mob for this girly-fresh coat splashed with adolescent musings—complete with a lined, spiral-notebook paper pattern—and MTTM's trademark lipstick smack for a pop of color.
Sgt. Derrick K. Irions, Camp Pendleton
This summer's quintessential street-meets-sport collection came from Cynthia Rowley for Roxy including wetsuit dresses and fun-in-the-sun-ready separates and sandals inspired by Montauk's beaches.
Dolce & Gabbana
The fashion world caught World Cup fever this summer, and FIFA-themed products abounded, including Dolce & Gabbana's team-spirit underwear for men.
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