Lululemon’s new Lucent Run collection is about to weave its way into my shortlist of favourite running kit. The fact that I’m a bit of a human magpie and am very attracted to shiny things may have something to do with it…
There’s a serious amount of choice out there nowadays for running kit and activewear, and it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose from capris and tank tops that often look identical. Lululemon has seen to that in one fell swoop: not only has it launched Lucent Run as a desirable limited edition collection, it has also woven into it a brand new technology designed to set itself apart from run-of-the-mill running gear.
The clue is very much in the name: ‘lucent’ which means to give off light and that’s exactly what this collection does. During the design process the team developed a new technique, taking the functional reflective threading used for seams and logos and turning it into beautiful embroidery. The Lucent collection gives a reflectivity that goes far beyond the function of keeping you visible in low light. Wearing either the jacket, tank top or shorts is guaranteed to bring an elegant sexiness to your early morning or late night runs.
If for any reason you don’t feel you need any lucency in your life, our other Style Picks from lululemon’s current collection are: