Lines for stylish, attractive and utilitarian men’s lifestyle-to-gym wear are becoming increasingly common. But for women, the selection is much skimpier, especially if you are looking for versatile pieces that are not overtly sporty. Evelyn Frison and Yehua Yang’s new line Pivotte is designed to address the needs of an athletic, professional woman who travels light and has a clean, minimalist aesthetic.
Yang’s credentials are up to the challenge. Before launching Pivotte, she designed for heavy-hitting brands such as Calvin Klein, Kaufmanfranco and Badgley Mischka. Unlike many women’s performance-wear lines, the pieces are subtle and stylish enough to wear straight from the plane, to a meeting, to the gym. Pieces like the 24/7 pant are crisp and sharp, but feature details like a wide waistband for comfort and motion, and pockets that are deep and functional but have invisible zippers to keep the hip-line slim.
Yang and Frison worked with Switzerland’s renowned Schoeller Fabrics to create eco-friendly, custom fabrics that are water-repellent, as well as stain- and dirt-resistant. Their merino wool and jersey pieces were made with fabric developed in collaboration with Australia’s Merino State, an eco-friendly business that utilizes practices like humane shearing techniques and low-liquor dying machines to conserve water. And, importantly, the line will be manufactured in New York City.
All pieces shown here will be available for pre-sale via their Kickstarter, which launched today. The funds will be used for the first production run, including Kickstarter fulfillment orders, and then to launch their e-commerce site. Any additional funds will go toward researching new pieces to complete the collection. “Our goal is to create a complete capsule collection that supports a range of activities in work, play and travel,” Yang and Frison tell CH. For more information or to order pre-sale, check Pivotte’s Kickstarter.
Images courtesy of Pivotte