Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Other High Fashion Brands Are Making Sports Gear
Fashion meets sports with these opulent creations.
Luxury fashion houses have always had an interest in the sporting world. In many ways, there are similarities when you consider each side’s dedication to performance and the pursuit of being the best. In other ways, it’s simply a cheeky way for these brands to express a fun side to themselves outside of their mainstays in apparel. Here are the latest creations to come out of the world of fashion.
Louis Vuitton Jump Rope Christopher
A luxurious twist on a quintessential workout staple, this handsome jump rope set is made out of a leather strand and handles wrapped in the brand’s signature Monogram Eclipse canvas. Perfect for the fitness-minded traveller or your at-home gym. $750
Inspired by Toronto’s recent win of the NBA Championship? Fashion enthusiasts can celebrate in their own way with this quirky basketball from Chanel. The French fashion house is certainly no stranger to putting their own spin on everyday objects. The basketball, complete with a leather and metal chain reminiscent of its iconic handbags, joins a roster of other quirky items including a: surfboard, ski gear, bicycle, and skateboard. $2,800
Berluti Leather Helmet
In collaboration with vintage-style motorcycle helmet purveyor, Veldt, this standout piece from Berluti offers the perfect marriage between form and function. It boasts a Japanese-made carbon fibre shell, beautiful leather accents, CoolMax padding, and black galvanized hardware, making it look as good as it performs. $6,020
Tiffany & Co. Table Tennis Paddles
Add a bit of whimsy to your arsenal of home entertainment goods with these Tiffany & Co. table tennis paddles. Wrapped in their iconic shade of blue, each paddle is made of American walnut and adorned with sterling silver (a material staple of the brand) plaques. $950
Hermès Boucleries Modernes Long Board
You certainly don’t have to be a longboarder in order to enjoy this piece of art. Painted to resemble one of the French fashion house’s iconic silk scarves, this Hermès long board was meant to traverse the urban jungle, or simply be mounted onto your wall to be admired. $5,050