Armani teams up with Reebok for dual sport collections
The Reebok x Armani collaboration, which launches in August in Emporio Armani stores and on Reebok.com, includes two collections: Reebok x Emporio Armani — four futuristic athletic-shoe styles ranging from $275 to $450 — and Reebox X EA7, which is made up of two footwear styles and a range of spiffy, fashion-forward active wear (shoes are priced from $150 to $165; apparel from $65 to $195).The dual-gender collections fuse Reebok's athletic technology with Emporio Armani's chic, oft-minimalist aesthetics.
The resulting pieces are super stylish and slightly futuristic-feeling; these are workout clothes for discerning dressers. Standout pieces include a kimono-wrapped gray hoodie jacket, pegged "sweatpants" that drape harem-style around the calves and spacey black trainers featuring exposed "shocks" at the heels and subtle tone-on-tone embossing.
"Today sportswear and active wear have become really important parts of our wardrobes," said Giorgio Armani in a news release.
"My new alliance with Reebok is a natural consequence of this philosophy." That much is clear.
Photo: Pieces from the forthcoming Reebok x Armani collaboration. Credit: Emporio Armani