In late January, Betsey Johnson announced her return to the official New York Fashion Week schedule, and while we all knew that the designer would end her show with her signature cartwheel, we certainly didn’t expect a mini-exercise routine as well.
Johnson debuted her activewear line, BJ Kicks A, early yesterday evening at Lincoln Center, and like all things Bestey, this was not your regular runway. Well, the clothes were classic Betsey — pink, prints, and obviously lots of tulle — but with a much more athletic appeal to them. After the models strutted down the runway, which was lined with yoga mats, the designer herself came out to exercise with her girls. Models lifted Johnson-branded champagne as pseudo dumbbells, and got down on the yoga mats to do crunches, and push-ups with their hands stuffed inside bright sneakers.