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Agree, I don't like any of it. It's all yuk. I guess I won't be buying this fall.
It's all a nightmare. What happened to pretty? Why do we no longer want to look attractive? This is what my mom calls "aggressively ugly".
These prints are all hideous. I'm so glad I bought the paisley printed crops both in the black and white and purple. At least they are classic, and will not shout 2016. Interestingly, they don't seem to be too popular, so in all likelihood they will go to WMTM (for $9 less).
Hey LLA,Will you be doing a Seawheeze recap this year?
Omg, no. This is bad. Real bad
Did you mean "preview" of new prints or "beware"
As long as they keep coming out with these ugly prints, my money is safe
I'm not feeling any of these prints. The tie dye one is very cute, but to be honest, I'd probably I'd be sick of it after a few months. Although, I'm sure plenty of you will rock them and I will continue to admire them on you!These prints feel too trendy to me. I buy my Lulu to be classic and last a long time. A few months from now, I don't want to be hating on my $128 pants. I buy much less expensive pieces from other places to add in the trendiness. Then I don't feel bad if I'm over the $20 shirt 6 months later.
@ anon 8:57 am - It's open to interpretation. :D
@lulubell - I need to try that strategy. I really liked my Blurry Belle CRB a few months ago and now I'm over it, after 3 wears. I seem to tolerate prints in pants longer. Tie dye and camos seem to last the longest with me.
I really miss having solids as options in tops. I'm ok with prints in shorts, but prints in leggings can make me look bigger, so I don't buy them unless it's something subtle like a space dye
I think Lulu's inspiration came from Prada, not Dior. Over priced plain drab black clothing & over priced frumpy living room sofa print clothing. I stopped reading all of the payola funded copy Vogue & W put out about how genius Prada was. The only genius was in tricking people to pay so much money for ugly unflattering clothes. Apparently, Lulu is intent on copying Prada's marketing scheme.
I like the tye-dye. It needs to come in a version with leg pockets though. The blue doesn't bother me, but it doesn't seem very Lululemon.
This is pretty much a complete departure from the 'old' Lululemon. This all feels way too try-hard for my taste. I love things that are sexy and edgy, but this just totally misses the mark.
I like the tie die but it's got too much white. I'm not usually a print person either because of the above reasons but I would spring for the new SWUs if it was more black or grey than white. The rest is meh for me. Actually starting to miss cammo!
I almost threw up in my mouth... Gawd this is ugly!
Hmm. I've been enjoyable the break on my wallet (like many), but I remember even a couple years ago, winter 2014, I wanted SO MUCH! And it all felt so lulu. This stuff looks like it could be from anywhere. And like other posters have said, trendy and eventually discardable. For this to be the fall preview... I've been maintaining hope, but now I wonder if the lulu we love really is gone.
No! No! No! Unless you're a teenager or early 20's, it'll be hard to pull these off. I think people want investment pieces that they'll wear for years, especially at these prices. I've been waiting for lululemon to make something new and cute but this isn't it. Looks like Nike prints or something. I don't think even athleta would have these prints
I really like that term! Aggressive ugly- trying to hard to be cool
I am so sad - I went into LLL in London today and the store just looked tragic. Aside from the fact I got no customer service at all - I had to go and find someone to let me try on clothes - the stuff was just over priced and really awful. Terrible colours, all black, white and deep purples. I tried on 4 pairs of capris and tights to try to find something that is cool to wear in dance class but I just looked like a fat prostitute in all of them. I had bought the align pants as they felt so amazing but I wore the align capris in dance class and my legs heated up and I just sweated like a pig so I took the align pants I bought at the same time back. Ended up in Sweaty Betty who had excellent customer service and I actually bought something which was half the price of LLL and I'd say better quality.
@ anon 8:20 am - I do plan on making one. It's just so time consuming that I've been putting it off.@ anon 5:47 pm - agree, too much white.@ anon 12:20 am - I fear it might be, until they bring in a new team. Getting so tired of "waiting" for the old lulu. I should face facts that it's gone.@Lottie_Lulu - My biggest issues with Sweaty Betty are that 1 - a lot of their stuff is made of polyester, and 2 - they have so few solid colored pieces so it makes it hard to mix and match, which is a big reason I really like lululemon's stuff. I agree about the Aligns, though. As soon as I tried them on I felt warm. The flannel, raised-aspect of the material must trap air and act as an insulator. They first versions honestly felt rulu -ish. Though I have to say the new rulu in the City Bound LS, feels nothing like rulu. It doesn't have that nice flannel feel at all. I have switched to nearly always wearing luxtreme bottoms for workouts since it's so breathable and wicking. The other bonus is that it won't pick up pet hair and lint.
I'm 28 and these feel too young for me. Also a white girl in dreads kinda turns me off.
For me, it looks like it's trying too hard to look like a "street style" outfit, rather than something you'd wear for actual exercise.
@Anon 11:22, re: Prada, thank you I thought it was just me. Well, the tune right now is the inspiration is Dior (or Prada) or what have you (Michi, Nike, lol). I think they sit around a table and that's how they concoct some of this stuff. It should be left out of their story when they tell it because as far as I can tell, this is just design ADHD. It is clear they are leveraging the brand identity alone for the increased prices and thinking no one can complete. Right, OK. There is little to desire these days and of what is desirable, generally not worth the price anyway.As for cool, coloured and patterned tights and capris (or even solid black ones) I'll be be looking to K-Deer, among others. http://www.k-deer.com/
"I think Lulu's inspiration came from Prada, not Dior. Over priced plain drab black clothing & over priced frumpy living room sofa print clothing. I stopped reading all of the payola funded copy Vogue & W put out about how genius Prada was. The only genius was in tricking people to pay so much money for ugly unflattering clothes. Apparently, Lulu is intent on copying Prada's marketing scheme."Totally agree with this, anon 11:22 AM. Exactly what most "fashion" is, imo - tricking people to wear ugly stuff some one made up and basically tells people this is *the* thing to be wearing this season and hype it all up with fashion shows, magazines, tv, movies, social media, celebrities(as well as these days people who are popular on social media such as Instagram), etc etc... imo, it's all fashion propaganda, brainwashing and conditioning, and of course gets people to spend spend spend. Stop being sheeple, people!
anon @ 5:23 - I think "too try-hard" is really apt. Lulu is trying too hard, and if you were to wear this stuff, you would look like you were trying too hard. Definitely not what I want. I want an easy look and feel to my workout clothes... and all my clothes!
I think Lululemon is getting too close to Nike or Rebook prints, except it still got that Lululemon logo on the tights. I'm better spending my money for collecting some good old stuffs from eBay.
In the close up shot of the tie-dye with the UV lighting, I'm seeing a monster with sharp teeth on her butt, lol!
I agree LLA that the rulu City Bound l/s feels nothing like rulu. I didn't try it on but felt the fabric and couldn't believe this is what they call rulu now and yet it comes with a hefty real rulu price tag. I would never buy anything in this so-called rulu.
Yes, totally agree, this stuff screams "try-hard". And, and all this hype to go along with it screams desperation.
Someone above said "This stuff could have come from anywhere" and I 100% agree. When I wear my favorite lululemon pieces (dottie tribes, space dyes, nice yarn dyed wu's) people are CONSTANTLY stopping me to ask 'where did you get those pants?' I do not feel like anyone would pause to ask that question if I were wearing these prints. They look like they could be from any place- old navy, nike, under armor. They're generic and worse than that, they're double the price. I guess if ladies are in LOVE with those ugly prints and clamoring for the lulu fabric, more power to them. I'll still buy my staple tight stuff tights, pace rivals, and WU's in solid black until they get over this phase.
Unfortunately this is what a lot of the popular high end athletic wear companies are churning out.I see people happily wearing stuff like this at my gym and some of my yoga classes.M
Anon 7:12AM agree with you! A couple days ago I was at a grocery store in Vancouver and I saw this girl wearing LLL tights that were clearly from the 'early years' (I barely stopped myself from approaching her and ask when she bought them). they had this cute side detail (like ruffles and a different fabric down on the leg). anyways, I don't know how to explain it lol. but it looked so nice, and feminine, and unique. that's what we all want!! bring the old LLL back!!
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