Espalier weaves sleek, seductive, silhouettes with subtle yet powerful details in an alluring, active-lifestyle apparel brand.
Designer Karen Hsieh transformed her appreciation of lingerie into a line with no limitations on when and where it might be worn. She took inspiration from feminine details, and–perhaps more importantly–the sense of empowerment many women have expressed when wearing especially sensual or beautiful lingerie. These articles, she noticed, often serve as a link between a private ritual and the outward confidence a woman shows to the world. Designed to withstand the rigors of fitness, but also work as everyday statement pieces, Espalier apparel embraces ease in movement and sensual freedom of expression.
From office, to yoga, to dinner, Espalier provides comfort and a touch of provocative style no matter what activities unfold.
We named our womens athletic apparel brand Espalier because we believe that a woman’s sportswear empowers her. Espalier is the art of training plants to grow into a strong and beautiful structure. Plants stretch, grow, and develop their own form much the way people’s minds and bodies do and our athletic apparel endows the wearer with elegance, comfort, and versatility that motivate them to structure themselves any way that they see fit.
Sportswear impacts our lives much more than we realize. It is an object we own, take care of and live with.. It is an adornment and a support for our bodies while we perform various important tasks. It allows us to move freely when performing strengthening and relaxing exercises. We may wear our sportswear under our work clothes so we can slip into the gym whenever the mood strikes or we may often go shopping after we are finished working out and would like our sportswear to layer attractively with our streetwear. Our sportswear has the potential to give our lives smoothness and versatility, leaving room for both a more effective and more zen-like life.
What can you achieve with fewer clothing changes, fashion options that allow for a more spontaneous lifestyle, and sensual, more comfortable athletic apparel?
With this idea in mind, Espalier provides chic and high-performing athletic apparel to improve your hectic life. Our ladies sportswear is both comfortable and versatile so you can move effortlessly from one activity to another, and the elegant, sensual details will imbue even the hard-working athletic aspects of your life with luxury.