Who said that athletes are not artists? Of course they are, and they express their talent in countless formats and disciplines. Having established a list of six sports – athletics, handball, modern pentathlon, 3x3 basketball, artistic gymnastics, and beach volleyball – the versatile and enterprising Oxana De Castro set out to interview no more and no less than a hundred athletes from all over the planet until finding the six profiles that shared the same vision and mission as FOXYLAB NEW YORK, demonstrating that coherence, involvement and collaboration are fundamental premises of their artwear brand.
But possibly the most interesting – and surprising – of this collection are the couples that the brand created, associating each artist with an international artist to work together on the resulting pieces. “The first limited drop is on our website. Soon it will be available in multiple online and physical stores around the United States,” they tell us from the brand, in addition to advancing that they are already set to launch quite a few drops in the next 12 months.
The resulting couples were made up of the following talents: Rebecca Silva (beach volleyball, Brazil) and Meir Srebiansky (France); Ulyana Batashova (modern pentathlon, Russia) and Felix Nguyen (Germany); Dominique Jones (3x3 basketball, USA) and Edward Acosta (Puerto Rico); Jestena Mattson (athletics, USA) and Moko (Croatia); Eythora Thorsdottir (artistic gymnastics, Netherlands) and Marcello Silvestre (Italy); and Vladlena Bobrovnikova (handball, Russia) and Elena Smith (UK). We talked to Oxana to find out all the details of this collection and ask her about her plans for the future.