WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Sports Company K-Swiss announces the Jillian Michaels Collection by K-Swiss, a women's fitness and lifestyle apparel line inspired and designed by America's Toughest Trainer and premier wellness coach, Jillian Michaels. The Jillian Michaels Collection by K-Swiss will be sold at www.Amazon.com and select Nordstrom stores beginning on April 15, 2011.
The Jillian Michaels Collection by K-Swiss features 13 cohesive styles, all with a fashionable, vintage look yet still affordable, functional and comfortable. The line is infused with basics and bright colors, such as Bubblegum pink, Turquoise, Paradise Green and Black. The collection is available in sizes XS-XXL, and retails from $32.00-$90.00.
"I designed this collection with my own desires for hip, comfortable, cool-looking fitness and lifestyle clothes in mind," said Jillian Michaels. "I wanted a collection that reflected all the moods a woman goes through during the course of her week. The performance pieces allow us to still feel sexy and feminine thanks to flattering lines and bright colors. The lifestyle pieces are meant to cross over from gym to brunch with friends."
Select styles feature inspirational graphics as part of a campaign to raise money and awareness to fight America's childhood obesity epidemic. Inspired by the (RED) campaign, Jillian wanted to create a clothing line that would ignite conversation and incite a call-to-action.
"Having grown up an overweight child, I know the pain it can cause physically and emotionally," said Jillian. "And, as I grow older and face the challenge of raising my own kids, I want to do everything I can to ensure that America's children have all the help and opportunities they can to ensure they become healthy, happy adults."
A portion of proceeds from each purchase of these signature styles will go directly to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and empower kids to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Founded more than forty years ago in Van Nuys, California, K-Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) introduced the first all-leather tennis shoe, the K-Swiss "Classic" in 1966. Since its inception, K-Swiss has rooted itself in California Sport with an aim to be the most inspiring and innovative sports brand in the market. Today the company offers performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel for several categories under its California Sports umbrella including Tennis Heritage, California Fit (Running, Triathlon and Fitness) and California Youth. K-Swiss also designs, develops and markets footwear under the Palladium brand, and owns the FORM Athletics brand. For more information about K-Swiss, visit www.kswiss.com.
About Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels is America's premier wellness coach. A New York Times best-selling author and the star of the hit NBC series The Biggest Loser, Michaels is the President and Co-Founder of Empowered Media, LLC, a wellness company with the sole mission of inspiring individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. In April 2011, Michaels will release her next book titled UNLIMITED: How to Build an Exceptional Life. For more information please visit www.jillianmichaels.com.