Thursday, January 12, 2017

UK Exclusive Special Edition Items





The new exclusive-to-the-UK special edition collection was uploaded this afternoon. The collection was created by students at the Central Saint Martins art school in London to celebrate the opening of the new London flagship store on Regent Street. There are twelve pieces, made of nulux, six prints in both the Wunder Under Pant and Energy Bra. I think the student work is as good, if not better, than the nulux prints we've seen to date.

Shown above are Effervescence Multi Black Wunder Under Pant and Energy Bra (called Crystal Haze in the video). These are priced at £138 and £68, which translates to $170 US and $220 CAN.



Nulux Seascape Hues Wunder Unders and Energy bra.







Photo: National Circus Instagram

Probably my favorite of the six prints, Vivid Vision.






Polychromatic print.



Twisted Tangle




Liquid Platinum









29 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg, what are these?

Anonymous said...

I really like the sea scape print!

Anonymous said...

twisted tangle & liquid platinum are SO similar! looks too similar to shibori IMO. Love the seascape hues tho

Anonymous said...

Seascape is beautiful. I want the bra and pants in that print.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind missing them, but I must say that they all look a lot better than they did in the youtube promo.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I see a lot of WMTM items here.

Anonymous said...

Do you think these will get uploaded to the US side? I love these and I think they did a better job than the regular designers too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need to hire this student or students! Some of these pieces are really unique and I would buy in a heartbeat

Anonymous said...

No criticism of the students creativity. They were tasked with a certain agenda, it is clear. On their own they are OK. Except the Poloychromatic print, that's very bad from the back, even if one is thin.

Unfortunately these do nothing for LLL because it's just more of the same monochromatic, dreary offerings they have put out. It doesn't really matter who made it, stuff like this continues to have zero appeal to me.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:46 am - They are exclusive to the UK.

@ anon 6:43 am - I hear you on the monochrome look. That's why I like the Vivid Vision the best since it has the purple and blue.

Anonymous said...

The seascape is the best from all of these . Floral does nothing to me. polychromatic is very trendy and I wouldn't mind to have a pair of Speeds in it. Overall good job students!

Anonymous said...

I agree on monochromatic but the ocean hues is different enough...I love it. I like colour but there are lots who do like a mono palette especially on bottoms. I think students did good within guidelines they were given and I agree they look better than you tube video

Anonymous said...

omg at those prices!!
these prints would have been received so much better if we didn't have a huge load of monochromatic prints already! people are just sick of them by now.

Anonymous said...

It sucks to be lululemon . This company can never win. People will always bitch about something

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE THOOOSE?! Haha

Anonymous said...

I have a headache looking at these!

Anonymous said...

I really like most of these prints, but in smaller doses. They are a little too busy for pants for my taste, a pair of shorts would look great in all of these. But the price...ouch!!

Anonymous said...

@LLA 7:52 AM, I agree that vivid vision is nice and you have to hand it to them for adding some colour. Myself, if there was a CRB original in this print (with no black or white bands) in a nice material, I'd be happy to have it. The pieces as they are do not appeal to me because they have those disjointed black and grey bands. The task seems obvious, to ensure that the monochromatic was included. I'm sure there is some inspiration/explanation but it looks out of place - not edgy or cool. It would have looked better to continue with any colour from the actual print.

I would never pay the prices they are asking for these. Somehow, I think if the UK folks sit tight, these are going to wmtm.

Anon 6:43 AM

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:37 AM: interesting sympathy you have there. The company WAS winning for quite a long time. It started to deteriorate under Day. It has only gotten much worse in the past two years. The company currently cannot win in the eyes of many customers because of the current management, which is cost cutting and top line driven. The company keepers have no vision, bringing now only generic, boxy, unflattering, unfeminine, over-meshed, monochromatic items, and overall deteriorating quality.

Customers who truly work out have been more than loyal and willing to coin out for high quality items that are truly comfortable, functional, flattering, and feminine with thoughtful details. Now, with 95% of that gone, not so much.

Anita Leisser said...

My eyes hurt. Reminds me of the opening scene of Poltergeist with the static-y TV...

Anonymous said...

I think it's more recently. I use to be a hard core Lulu lover. Never had anything negative to comment on and always recommended them. Lately that has changed for me. The styles are drab, the mesh is becoming old, the prices are higher, quality is decreasing. I fear they are not as innovative as they once were.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the seascape and vivid vision so pretty! And these are from students! Lululemon fire your designers and hire these kids cuz this little snapshot is way better than what you "pros" have been pumping out over the last couple years

A said...

Wow I love the seascape wonder unders but not for $220 CAD wow!

Anonymous said...

Seriously though, these are ugly and the prices are truly ridiculous. The polychromatic is the worst of the bunch, it's the epitome of ugly. The floral print with the purple colour in it would be a little closer to being prettier(still not sure if it would actually be pretty) if it didn't have the ugly colourblocking or whatever that is on the bottom of the pants and top part of the bra(just tops off the ugliness and really ruins it).

Anonymous said...

I really like the Liquid Platinum and the Twisted Tangle. Seascape is my favorite.

I enjoyed the video, the assignment and getting to see the creative spirit in process.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:38 pm - I have to agree. They seem to be cutting back on the functional part, too, which was a huge draw for me. I wore a luxtreme Race With Grace half zip for a 10K today. It was the perfect piece - I had my ipod in the front kangaroo pocket and used the cord passthrough for my headphones, it was cold so I used the cuffins and thumbholes to keep the back of my hands warm, the mesh underside of the arm let cool air in so I didn't overhead , the turtleneck collar with the double zipper helped my open up venting on my chest while keeping my neck warm, and the luxtreme wicked moisture away but didn't let me overheat. It's such a fantastic piece but if we get a luxtreme half zip this spring I fear it won't have as many useful technical features in such a flattering top.

Athleta is really stepping up its game lately. I'ave been reading raves in the various lululemon facebook groups about their new Powervita fabric. I really liked it when I tried it on.

Lottie_Lulu said...

I was in a London store yesterday and they said the collaboration was only available in the flagship store until 27th January, but it's nearly sold out online so I doubt they'll be much to go to WMTM. I am going to their new flagship store tomorrow so I'll be able to check out the new prints and see if they match online!

Lottie_Lulu said...

I went to the flagship store which I wasn't that impressed with as the stock is such a boring colour it's quite depressing. Also there is a long staircase to get upstairs and so you have to choose what you want to try on and take it upstairs as I made the school girl error of being upstairs and having to go back down to pick up some pants. Having just done 3 hours of dancing my thighs were not best pleased at having to walk up and down concrete steps. The Central Saint Martins collaboration is actually rather nice, I thought they all look much better in real life. However they only go up to a size US10 and I'm a bootylicious 12 so although I squeezed into the ten I didn't have room for anything exotic like breathing. The pants I found were sheer, possibly because they were stretched over my fat frame but also because they're white on the back so if you bent over I would imagine they'd be pretty sheer.
I did come away with the Agni crop, I had initially pooh-poohed it online but it's one of those things that you try on and is surprisingly good. They are supposed to be cooling as they're all mesh (and mesh in a good way, it doesn't make you look like a prostitute) so I'm keen to give them a go and see if they are the dream crops I have been waiting for. Not sure if they are available yet in the US. Although this tends to happen with LLL stuff, you fall in love with it then when you take it into battle it isn't the dream you were hoping for.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lottie Lulu for your detailed comments on the new London store and the pants. I have a feeling those prints are a lot nicer in real life, although I like them in the pictures too. (I don't think you have a "fat frame" if you are only a size 12, lol!)