Fashion evolves with events, lifestyles, and culture through the years. Many fashion trends followed prevailing themes in the world, such as when workwear denim gained traction or when grunge took hold as a symbol of youth rebellion.
Nowadays, health and wellness have been the trend. According to Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness economy was valued at $4.4 trillion in 2020, with personal care and beauty at $955 billion. The fashion world is not far behind, with companies and icons coming out with athleisure lines, catering to diverse body types, and promoting self-care.
Here are some of fashions fittest leaders and trailblazers who espouse wellness in their work and lifestyle:
Mindy Grossman’s name is synonymous with transformation. She has spent more than four decades growing and transforming some of the top retail names like Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Polo Jeans Company, and Home Shopping Network.
Grossman believes that wellness is not about numbers but about eating better, moving more, and developing a positive mindset. She incorporated this belief when she took over WeightWatchers and rebranded it into WW – a company focusing on wellness. She not only ran the company, but she also lived it, as she followed the WeightWatchers’ approach to sustainable diet plans. She focused the company on healthy weight management and diet as a lifestyle by removing artificial ingredients in the food products and creating partnerships with meditation apps and wellness personalities.
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Anna Wintour is regarded as one of the most powerful people in fashion, an icon in style, and a legend in publication. She has been the editor-in-chief of Vogue, the world’s foremost fashion and lifestyle magazine, since 1988. Since 2013, she has also been the artistic director of Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue. Wintour’s keen eye and rigid approach to work are reflected in her diet and workout routine. She wakes up early and plays tennis for an hour a day, which keeps her in shape. Her diet is known to be high in protein, with no carbohydrates, junk food, or fat. She brings this focus on a healthy diet to work, as she does not advocate unhealthy eating often associated with fashion. She is known to ban the use of models known to have eating disorders and to stage weight interventions for people she worked with.
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LaQuan Smith is a luxury fashion designer and founder of the womenswear clothing brand LaQuan Smith, LLC. Smith’s sexy and relevant designs have been seen on Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Hailey Bieber.
It was not a surprise when Smith teamed up with Equinox for the gym’s Future of Fashion Initiative, which honored fashion’s most forward-thinking creatives. Smith is known to push himself mentally, physically, professionally, and creatively. He exercises every day, including workouts with his trainer from Equinox Tier X, which is known to be one of the best London gyms and the most advanced health and wellness coaching for movement and nutrition. His program includes breathing and meditation, balanced nutrition plans, and an alternating work-rest conditioning program.
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Calgary Avansino is known for her roles in fashion and wellness. She was the assistant to British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman. She then became a beauty assistant, wellbeing editor, then executive fashion and digital project director. In 2013, she became a contributing editor at Vogue and The Sunday Times Style magazine. At present, she manages her own website and is the CEO of GlamCam, an app for beauty shopping.
Avansino grew up in a vegetarian health-conscious household and is a flexitarian. She focuses on real, whole, unprocessed foods and healthy snacks. For workouts, she does pilates, barre, interval training, yoga, spin class, or workouts with a trainer. She brings this healthy approach to her work as a blogger as she shares recipes, fitness and health tips and promotes wellness. She writes a weekly wellbeing blog for Vogue and runs her wellness website. She also wrote a healthy cookbook called Keep It Real.
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