“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm
I’ve always been interested in the dichotomy between the strength and grace of female athletes. It seems that whenever a woman dares to get stronger in pursuit of her athletic goals, she is mocked for having a “masculine” body.
Misty Copeland is the principal ballerina in the American Ballet Theater.
Serena Williams is number one in the world in women's tennis.
Ronda Rousey is possibly the most dominant athlete today, regardless of sport or gender.
All three are champions, and all three have been criticized for their muscular, “masculine” bodies. It’s come to the point where women everywhere are afraid of lifting weights, because they don’t want to look like a man.
Since when did strength and a will to win become synonymous with masculinity?
This dichotomy is what drives my interest in creating a sports-influenced collection.
Plus, ever since Sherlyn started on her fitness journey, her wardrobe has become increasingly taken over by her sports attire. It’s come to the point where she wears her workout gear to the office! It’s inspired me to create a collection that was a sporty version of fashion, rather than a fashionable version of sportswear.
Match Point employs a liberal use of mesh for a structured, athletic appearance, while soft, nylon-blend tech fabrics help bring out the strong, sharp lines of the designs. Tops and jackets are cropped so as to not restrict movement, while also revealing the physique you’ve been working for. The key feature of Match Point is that most pieces are reversible – this is symbolic of transformation, a reminder that fitness is not just a fad, but a change in your entire lifestyle.
Live fit. Lift it.