The A-list actress worked closely with her stylist Lindsay Flores and the Sweaty Betty design team (over Zoom!) to create the limited-edition capsule

By Kaitlyn Frey
May 20, 2021 11:24 AM
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Halle Berry is Launching her First Activewear Collab with Sweaty Betty
Credit: Cliff Watts for Sweaty Betty

Fitness is a core component of Halle Berry's life (just take a peek at her killer boxing pics on Instagram). So it was a completely "authentic and natural" fit for the star to collaborate with Sweaty Betty — a female-owned brand she's worn for years — on her first-ever athleisure capsule collection.

"I love Sweaty Betty because the products are made with technical, performance fabrics that look great. That's what I need from my activewear: a cross between fit and fashion," Berry, 54, tells PEOPLE of the brand.

Berry worked closely with Sweaty Betty's design team (all over Zoom!) and her stylist Lindsay Flores to create the 22-piece limited-edition collection that complemented her "busy lifestyle" and the mission of her health and wellness platform, rē·spin, which launched last year.

Halle Berry is Launching her First Activewear Collab with Sweaty Betty
Credit: Cliff Watts for Sweaty Betty

"I can throw on these pieces, wear them all day, and still look put together," Berry said in a press release.

Much inspired by Berry's passion for boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu, the Sweaty Betty x rē•spin Edit oozes a "slick, chic, badass and warrior babe" vibe, Flores tells PEOPLE. She adds, "Sweaty Betty is all about female empowerment, so we wanted to create something that echoed the brand's ethos and represented rē·spin and Halle's vision."

Halle Berry is Launching her First Activewear Collab with Sweaty Betty
Credit: Cliff Watts for Sweaty Betty
Halle Berry is Launching her First Activewear Collab with Sweaty Betty
Credit: Cliff Watts for Sweaty Betty

Of course, the actress had to give some of her longtime favorite Sweaty Betty pieces her own signature twist. Berry said she's worn the brand's Power Leggings for "years," so she designed her own edgy version "named after one of my most iconic roles: Storm" (her character in X-Men). Another garment, the Leticia Training Shorts, was nostalgically named for the role in Monster's Ball that won her an Oscar in 2002.

You can also channel her James Bond character, Jinx, in the patterned Workout Tank and Biker Shorts named after her role in Die Another Day.

Halle Berry is Launching her First Activewear Collab with Sweaty Betty
Credit: Cliff Watts for Sweaty Betty

Berry says, "It's truly a reflection of my lifestyle and features pieces that can take you from studio to street — and beyond."