MR PORTER has teamed up with holistic sportswear brand District Vision to launch an exclusive running capsule in support of mental wellness through movement. Net profits from the collaboration will support the Health In Mind initiative by MR PORTER and its charity partner, Movemeber.
The capsule features 11 unique pieces of apparel and accessories, a complete streamlined running wardrobe. Developed with technical fabrics and functional yet stylish design, each article has been crafted with the performance-enhancing combination District Vision has perfected. Not only will the pieces from this collection satisfy every runner’s checklist of essentials, but will also aim to create a more mindful experience while running, encouraging the wearer to practice a more conscious approach to exercise. The collaboration is inspired by the idea of morphic resonance, and it is reflected in the clothes seamlessly.
Standout items from the capsule include the luxurious sunflower-yellow Mudita Pullover Hoodie, the perfect piece to throw on for a comfortable and chic lounge look. Custom-made in Los Angeles, this recycled cotton blend is sourced from the Better Cotton Initiative, the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. The Zen Slow Logo-Embroidered Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap is another perfect on-the-go piece, with a thoughtful detail in the inscription on the back of the cap.
Pieces from the collection will sport sweat-wicking abilities, handmade Italian-milled tech-shell, incredible breathability, and even thumbholes (a personal favorite). Every detail has been thought out; your morning run has never been so effortless.
The capsule was born from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a response to record numbers of people struggling with mental health. The stress and loneliness of the past year have taken a toll on many, and the Health In Mind initiative sought to work with a company with a wellness-focused approach to provide relief to those struggling. The positive impact of running on mental health has been emphasized this year, and District Vision was the perfect partner for MR PORTER to work with to champion a mindful running philosophy and continue work with men’s mental and physical health.
words by Emma Ungaro