How the Roden Gray x lululemon range merges function with style

Stephanie Panecasio 12 February 2018 NEWS

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You'll be working out with military precision thanks to Roden Gray's collaboration with lululemon.

If you're into athleisure-wear with an edge, then this collection from men's boutique Roden Gray and iconic activewear store lululemon is going to have you stretching and ready to run into stores as soon as it's available.

Inspired by military uniform and efficiency, the limited edition capsule collection includes seven pieces of stylish, practical men's clothing. It ranges from one long-sleeve and one short-sleeve tee apiece, through to jackets, pants and shorts made of water-repellent fabric to keep you dry even when you're working up a sweat.

There's even a 3/4 length tights style for the men to enjoy, and we are all for embracing the wider wear of these garments. Lululemon is known for its high quality tights, so it's refreshing to see that the men get to enjoy the benefits too.

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The technology involved in the collection's design is something to be appreciated as well, with garments made of Tech Fleece and Swift fabrics to stay ahead of the curve. With other fabrics including lightweight jersey, it's clear to see that the priority for this collection was to merge functionality with style.

Ben Stubbington, the senior vice president of men's design at lululemon, told Complex that, “As an influential source for the ever-changing landscape of the fashion industry, Roden Gray brings an inimitable perspective that’s reflected in the military-inspired collection... The lululemon x Roden Gray collaboration invokes our evolving approach to performance-driven apparel, merging fashion and function.”

The brands share a geographic connection, having both been developed in Vancouver, Canada. So it should come as no surprise that each piece includes a nod to that shared background, with "LXRG-9807" emblazoned on each garment to signify the years that each brand was founded (1998 for lululemon and 2007 for Roden Gray).

The collection went live on the US Lululemon website on February 8th, so it won't be long before you can get your hands on it here in Australia. Remember, the collaboration is limited edition, so check it out sooner rather than later if you want a piece of the action.

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