EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FL2, a line of high-performance athletic wear for men from Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson, announces today its collaboration with Will Claye, Olympic athlete and two-time American track and field medalist.
Claye made his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Games in London, winning a silver medal in the triple jump and a bronze medal in the long jump, becoming the first man to earn medals in both events since 1936 and the first American since 1904. Before the London Olympics, the former NCAA champion won a bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2011 World Championship Games and captured the gold medal with a 58-foot, 1 inch triple jump at the 2012 World Indoor Games. This year, he will compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro and is looking to make Olympic history by winning a gold medal in both events, which has never been done before.
Off the field, Claye is collaborating with FL2 on a co-designed capsule collection that will launch on July 1, 2016. The athlete, who is passionate about fashion and enjoys expressing himself and his creativity through clothing, is involved in the entire design process.
"I thought FL2 was the perfect fit for a collaboration because they have stylish clothes that don't sacrifice on technical elements," said Claye. "When I compete, I am pushing myself physically, but I also want to show the world who I am. I'm really excited to share my capsule collection before I compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio this year."
"We are thrilled to work with Will and collaborate on our first-ever collection with a professional athlete," says Shaun Kearney, vice president of design for Fabletics and FL2. "He perfectly embodies the FL2 brand – we admire his perseverance, grit and fashion sense, as well as his tendency to take risks – in his training and style. We are looking forward to watching Will compete this summer and to continue to inspire the next generation, on and off the field."
The FL2 by Will Claye capsule collection takes its inspiration from the world's most-watched sporting event, and mixes the urban, cool edge of its co-designer with the versatility that FL2 is known for. Several of the pieces feature the "Globe" print, co-designed by Claye, which represents the idea of people and nations all over the world coming together. Claye's seven-piece collection consists of three outfits, and includes two convertible items that can go from warmup to cool-down in a snap: a jacket with zip-off sleeves that transforms into a vest for warmer weather or to run errands in, and pants that easily convert into shorts for warmup and training activities. The collection ranges in price from $34.95 for shorts to $69.95 for the convertible jacket.
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