The Everlast x Saint Laurent Collab Is Perfect For Your Next Boxercise Class

19 January 2020
Style, Fashion, Collaboration, Everlast, Saint Laurent, Boxing, YSL

Modelled by none other than Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Here at GQ, we've been vibing on just about everything Saint Laurent has done lately. While the likes of Louis Vuitton and Gucci are making clothes that celebrities will get the most clout for wearing in public, the Parisian house are low-key creating pieces that we suspect they secretly want to wear more.

It also helps the brand's case that through their conceptual Rive Droite store, Saint Laurent have gone off on a more experimental, playful tangent than ever before - coming out with everything from wildly expensive Christmas gifts to sheath-shaped barrier device. Now, they've turned their attention to the timelessly stylish sport of boxing.

The collaboration brings together the worlds of New York and Paris through a number of creative mediums, re-appropriating iconic portraits of late artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to make them impromptu models for the collection. The photos used were originally shot by Michael Halsband in 1985.

The collection itself makes full use of Everlast's timeless reputation as a purveyor of quality boxing goods, with Saint Laurent bringing their creative touch to their more high-end equipment.

Leather boxing gloves and punching bags are available in Saint Laurent's classic black, while satin trunks are also dressed in black and silver for a look that any boxer would be more than happy to rock in the ring.

The collection also includes black hand wraps and headgear, and the every piece of equipment features the iconic Everlast logo, co-branded with Saint Laurent's.

Of course, none of this comes cheap and is probably a collection that could only be afforded by a true prize fighter. The signature pieces of the collection, the Gloves, will retail for just over $481 USD. The punching bag will set you back roughly $1,100 USD. We don't doubt that we'll see the collection appear on at least one stupidly rich boxer's social media before long, though.

The collection will be exclusively available through Saint Laurent's Rive Droite store, but you can find out more details here.

Via GQ Australia