Sydney-based menswear label Article No. 1 has developed a collection of active wear with men in mind. Head designer Sam Stewart says his motivation for the range is simple: creating products that define and enrich lifestyles.
“We are inspired by the classics,” says Stewart. “[We] design styles that encompass the core of every man’s wardrobe, but with a fresh, international flavour.”
The AKTIV capsule collection features a number of well-considered and functional pieces in a monochromatic palette of black, white and grey, with pops of aqua and cerise. Deep splits down the sides of the muscle tanks allow for ease of movement and the lightweight and water-repellent nylon spray jackets feature reflective strips for visibility, making them ideal for running.
For Stewart, it was crucial that AKTIV’S pieces transitioned seamlessly from the gym to the street. And while he acknowledges the prevalence of brands embracing the sports-luxe trend, the designer sees Article No. 1’s offering as different in its urban aesthetic.
“For us, it’s not so much about filling a gap in the market, but more about building an inclusive brand that covers key areas of menswear and their lifestyle.”
His style tips? Keep the colour palette simple, focus on one main highlight and enjoy what you wear. No sweat.
The full AKTIV range is available now from all Glue stores.