The fashion designer Marc Jacobs once said “clothes mean nothing until someone has lived in them”. There is no better way to test the durability of a garment, than to try it during a yoga workout.
Glenda Luke presents the “Dominique’’, a unique all in one garment. It is a stunning statement piece developed using a four way stretch wicking fabric, and comes in a limited colour spectrum, and UK made.
Inspired by her niece, after whom the garment is named, it is designed for the ‘girl about town’ a professional who works hard and plays hard, determined to look after her body and soul, and reap the benefits of a demanding yoga workout.
“I have been a designer for over 30 years and a yoga practitioner for quite sometime too. Women often came to me after a yoga workout, complaining how ill-fitting some of their garments were, so I felt compelled to do something about it. The human body is no different from a building in a sense, so I have employed some of the techniques of an architect to structure and design garments for the yoga function”.
Glenda studied Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University and was a buyer for M&S. She subsequently studied for a PGCE and taught Art and Design & Textiles at schools and colleges in the London area. She is also a costume designer for Fete Dominik UK one of the main Notting Hill Carnival float groups.
Glenda Luke Designs is a range of statement yoga pieces that embrace structure, quality and function. Flexibility and comfort are key as well as durability and style for the fashion conscious.
Price range £38-£82: Sleeveless tops, short sleeve tops, long pants, leggings, shorts and unitards.
The Dominique range.
Price: £85 + UK shipping
Available direct from Glenda Luke Designs.