Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Halle Berry's Rē•spin & Sweaty Betty Link For New Collection

Halle Berry's Rē•spin continues to grow and after establishing partnerships with FitOn and Amazon Halo, the actress' lifestyle brand is now teaming up with Sweaty Betty for a limited-edition, 22-piece capsule collection. Read more ahead of its May 18th debut below:

Sweaty Betty Teams With Halle Berry’s Re-spin on Activewear Collection

Britain’s Sweaty Betty has co-created a debut collection of activewear with Halle Berry’s Re-spin lifestyle and wellness brand. The limited-edition, 22-piece capsule includes a mix of technical and lifestyle clothing inspired by boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu.

The collection melds Sweaty Betty’s design and technology expertise with Berry’s personal style — and showcases some of the actress’ favorite ways to exercise.

The collaboration marks Sweaty Betty’s first major partnership with an American celebrity, and a foray into a new category for Re-spin, which Berry launched last year as a “destination for conversation, connection and discovery.”

The tie-up is also evidence that collaborations between likeminded brands, such as Gucci and Balenciaga, aren’t limited to the luxury sphere.

“Halle Berry is an inspiration,” said Sweaty Betty chief executive officer Julia Straus. “As a longtime customer, Halle has always put our product through its paces with her incredibly high-energy workouts that include everything from MMA [mixed martial arts] style exercises to strength training, jump roping and yoga.”

The new collection, added Straus, offers “a seamless combination of technical performance and feminine expressive style. It also reflects Halle’s experiences and personal taste — it’s modern, feminine and versatile.”

The collaboration will also expand Sweaty Betty’s merchandise and customer horizons, she added.

“A collaboration like this is true to our core — it delivers on technical performance, but also brings a studio-to-street lifestyle and fashion element that our customers crave,” said Straus.

“Beyond the product, it is an opportunity to work with an incredibly inspirational and talented partner like Halle to amplify our mission to empower women through fitness. We believe this collection will not only excite our large existing global customer base, but also introduce the brand to an even wider group of women who share the values Halle and Sweaty Betty promote.”

Berry said Sweaty Betty was the first brand that came to mind when she was thinking about a clothing partnership.

“They know how to make technical activewear that not only looks great, but also truly performs. I love their mission to inspire and empower women to live an active life, as well as the value they place in community — a mission we share.”

Earlier this year, Sweaty Betty launched an eponymous foundation aimed at empowering young women through fitness.

The foundation’s focus is on girls aged 10 to 18, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds who face barriers to being active. The foundation said it is working with schools and communities “to inspire, motivate and support generations of girls on their journey.”

It is the brainchild of Tamara Hill-Norton, who cofounded Sweaty Betty with her husband Simon Hill-Norton in London’s Notting Hill in 1998.

Berry said she’s worn Sweaty Betty’s Power Legging for years, “so it was an amazing experience to design my own version, named after one of my most iconic roles: Storm,” (from the “X-Men” franchise).

She said she worked closely with Sweaty Betty’s design team, entirely over Zoom, to make her clothing vision come to life. “I’m so proud of what we’ve created. It’s truly a reflection of my lifestyle and features pieces that can take you from studio to street — and beyond.”

The collection has been made from high-performance fabrics, and includes sculptural silhouettes with raw edges, straps and slit detailing in a neutral palette of black, shaded grays and cream.

Sweaty Betty took Berry’s fitness routine as inspiration, adding boxing patch motifs to several garments such as Leticia, a pair of shorts named for the role for which Berry won her Oscar in the 2001 film “Monster’s Ball.”

Sweaty Betty has also put a Berry-style spin on some of its own best-sellers, including the Zero Gravity Legging, which has been made in an ultra-lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric with a high waist and an adjustable internal drawstring.

The team has also created a “studio-to-street” black dress and an oversize lightweight parka, made using an eco-friendly water-resistant finish. Prices range from $78 to $298, in sizes XXS to XXL.

Jemma Cassidy, Sweaty Betty’s chief product officer, said “from concept to production, we were naturally aligned with Halle, and she was involved every step of the way.”

The capsule’s campaign imagery and video have been shot on Berry by some of her frequent collaborators, including photographer Cliff Watts, stylist Lindsay Flores, and videographer Mark Roe.

The collection will be sold starting May 18 on Sweatybetty.com and through retail partners worldwide, with the second drop arriving in October.

Asked about the possibility of forging similar partnerships in the future, Straus said Sweaty Betty doesn’t plan on doing collaborations for collaborations’ sake, “but will partner with brands where there is a natural synergy and where we can bring together our creative teams to delight, inspire and empower our customers, globally.”

She added that the project with Halle and Re-spin was “incredible. As women leading purpose driven brands, our teams came together seamlessly.”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Halle Berry's Rē•spin Teams Up With Amazon Halo

Halle Berry's fitness and lifestyle brand rē•spin has teamed up for Amazon Halo to create an all-new series of content exclusively for Halo members.

These progams are designed to strengthen, nourish and awaken your body and soul, and can be found now on the Halo app. Take a look and get prepared to rē•spin your wellness.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Halle Berry & Angela Bassett Team Up For Apple Documentary

Ageless beauties Halle Berry and Angela Bassett are teaming up to produce a documentary about black leading ladies for Apple as one of two companion projects, 'Number One on the Call Sheet', while Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart will produce one on black leading men.

Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Kevin Hart and More Team for Apple Documentary ‘Number One on the Call Sheet’

Apple Original Films has announced “Number One on the Call Sheet,” two companion documentary features that will celebrate Black achievement in Hollywood and explore what it takes for Black actors to be successful in the film industry.

Produced by Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan, “Number One on the Call Sheet” is executive produced by Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Reginald Hudlin and Bryan Smiley.

The documentary is separated into two parts, with the first film focusing on the groundbreaking work of Black women actors. “Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood” is executive produced by Bassett and Berry and directed by Shola Lynch.

The second film celebrates Black achievement in film and highlights the stories and experiences of Black male actors of the past who paved the way for today’s stars. “Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood” is directed by Reginald Hudlin.

Apple has yet to announce a release date for the project.

Halle Berry & Van Hunt Make Red Carpet Debut At 2021 Oscars

Debuting a new bob, Halle Berry attended the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th, with her musician boyfriend Van Hunt for their red carpet debut.

She presented the awards for Production Design and Cinematography, both to 'Mank'.

The actress, who will next be seen in her directorial debut 'Bruised', also has 'Moonfall' being released next year and will begin filming the sci-fi adventure 'The Mothership' in June.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Halle Berry Joins 'Flow' Campaign As Brand Ambassadors

Halle Berry, Shawn Mendes and The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo are among the artists tapped for a new campaign with alkaline water brand, Flow.

Launched this week to coincide with April being Earth Month, the Flow Alkaline Spring Water spot features Mendes, Berry, Taboo, basketball star Russell Westbrook, DJ Hannah Bronfman and model Paloma Elsesser “standing together to take their commitment to health, wellness, and sustainability to the next level.”

Berry’s spot makes for an entertaining watch as she lists her many occupations (actor, Academy Award winner, director, entrepreneur, mother, etc.) but then brings it all back by reminding us that, “just like everyone else, I’m 60% water.”

Flow is sold at over 25,000 retailers and is teaming with retail partners like Target, Walmart, Whole Foods and more to create their spring and summer campaign, which will emphasize their mission toward wellness and health. With taglines like, “Beautiful inside and out,” and “Uplifting hydration,” it’s clear that Flow’s aim is to consciously enforce sustainability while keeping the mood inspirational and light.

Flow received additional assistance from Metier and Jackman while producing a significant portion of the content in-house. The ad spot was released digitally with additional support via billboards on April 1, just in time for Earth Month.