With most states in Australia emerging from strict lockdowns (and Melbourne in the midst of one!), we’re sure you’ve become accustomed to hanging out in athleisure and loungewear all day everyday. Why give that up just because we’re not in quarantine anymore? We’ve put together a list of the best Australian-owned athleisure brands—whether you’re working from home or you just can’t bring yourself to give up athleisure post-lockdown, these brands will have you looking effortlessly stylish while still feeling like you’re in your PJs.
Nagnata’s first collection was released in 2014 and the brand has continued to gain traction and popularity since. The label focuses on practical designs as well as reducing the environmental impact during the production process. Merino wool is used in their garments, which sets them apart from other athleisure brands. The brand is leading the way for other fashion labels with this sustainable process and is hoping to encourage others to do better.
Established in 2011, Assembly Label is a loungewear brand that is inspired by the coastal lifestyle. With laidback designs and a neutral colour palette, their pieces are wardrobe staples. The minimalist brand has a strong community connection and often works with local artists and designers.
Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, founders of P.E Nation, have created a luxury line of activewear that follows the latest fashion trends. These garments are functional for technical performance while giving off an effortless luxe sports vibe. P.E Nation is quickly becoming a widespread favourite Australia-wide.
Bonds is an Australian staple that has been around since 1915. The brand is accessible in so many places around Australia, which is a huge plus! They have super comfy undergarments as well as athleisure wear, which will always stand the test of time. The brand regularly releases new collections, so you’ll be sure to find something that will suit your needs.
Contrology Active is a Melbourne-based label focused on designing performance-wear specifically for pilates. The brand uses high-quality fabrics in combination with a minimalistic aesthetic to create unique pieces that are unlike anything else on the market. While this brand is specifically designed for pilates workouts, nothing is stopping you from wearing it to do other workouts or to get your coffee in the morning!
Written by T.M. Fashion student Kenzie
Looking for more ways to stay cosy and comfy this winter? Check out our guide to staying cosy while working from home on the T.M. Edit.