Misty Copeland is actual goals. While the word gets thrown around a lot on social media (along with ‘inspo’ – we are #guilty), very few people truly embody the word to its fullest.
As the first ever African-American principal ballet dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty knows a thing or two about being graceful while breaking barriers, an ethos epitomised in the launch of her Signature Collection with sportswear giant Under Armour.
BEHIND THE SEAMS: UNDER ARMOUR MISTY COPELAND SIGNATURE COLLECTION
Co-designed with the principal ballerina, the Under Armour Misty Copeland Signature Collection is rooted in power, poise and performance. Born after months of hand-drawn sketches, inspiration and conversation, the Signature Collection fuses Misty’s athletic prowess on stage with her elevated, feminine looks outside of the studio.
“Under Armour helped my vision become a reality and I’m so excited to share this collection with women everywhere. I wanted a line where we could feel fierce in the gym, and at the same time, feel confident wearing the same look out to dinner, running errands or living our everyday lives,” says Misty.
“As someone that appreciates style and fashion as much as I do, it has been a dream come true to be so intimately involved in the design process. I wanted to showcase the versatility of my own personal style, and together with Under Armour, we are bringing a beautiful collection to life.”
Elegant yet edgy, the collection highlights the strength of a woman’s body, resulting in structured pieces that showcase dynamic movement while still delivering a chic, delicate aesthetic. Surprisingly experimental, traditionally feminine details like lace are reworked through a performance lens, appearing on bodysuits, crops and leggings, while Classic Under Armour cuts and technology are incorporated into each piece for durability.
“We feel strongly that women should look and feel great in their clothing, and Misty’s Signature Collection truly embodies that, complete with feminine cuts and gorgeous fabrics,” said Morgan Goerke, General Manager of Women’s at Under Armour.
“Under Armour celebrates the power of women, and Misty is the epitome of a powerful woman with the poise, command and grace she carries with her on and off the stage. Misty’s passion for lifting women up perfectly aligns with Under Armour’s platform and the result is this beautiful, collaborative collection.”
A truly synergistic collection, all of the pieces from the Under Armour Misty Copeland Signature Collection have the ability to stand on their own or be paired together. Fans of Under Armour will be happy to see the use of their signature UA Breathelux fabric, which wicks away sweat without compromising its silky smooth, lightweight finish.
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