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5 hot looks from Norma Kamali’s first activewear collections

The wellness-obsessed designer is showing off her workout prowess on the runway this spring, with the launch of Active by NK and Sweats by NK.

Norma Kamali active Wellness-obsessed designer Norma Kamali is showing off her workout prowess in a big way this spring, with the launch of two activewear collections, Active by NK and Sweats by NK.

Kamali, a regular at Physique 57, has shared her healthy lifestyle favorites with her fans before via her Wellness Cafe, which sells supplements, natural beauty products, and green juices, and hosts talks with holistic experts. But the launch of the gym-inspired collections brings her healthy passion onto the runway for the first time.

“I live in active clothing, and I love designing active clothing,” Kamali says. “The Sweats and Active lines represent what fashion really is and what we all really wear every day.”

She designed the collections to include “cool, modern styles with fit, comfort, and function, by a designer who is active in physical fitness,” she says, and pieces—in gray, black, and white—range from high-fashion sheer crop tops that are more “fitness-inspired” to basic leggings you could definitely sweat in. Overall, the mesh panels and bikini-style jog bras are probably more appropriate for barre than boot camp.

It’s yet another example (Chanel sneakers, anyone?) of how gym wear is steadily sneaking into the fashion world. Here are five hot looks from Kamali’s collections. —Lisa Elaine Held

(Photos: Norma Kamali)


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Norma Kamali activeRacer Active Tank ($155) and Active Legging ($150)


Norma Kamali 3Full Sleeve Baseball Jacket ($225) and Side Stripe Capri with Mesh Insert ($165)


Norma Kamali 1Long Sleeve Crew Neck Tee ($150), Jog Bra ($125), and Diagonal Legging with Mesh Insert ($185)


Norma Kamali 6Leather Zip Hood Hoodie ($750) and Leather Jog Short ($375)


Norma Kamali 7Jog Pant with Studs ($198) and Peplum Hoodie with Studs ($295)


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