Due to rising demand in both the higher and lower retail segment, Dutch mannequin producer Hans Boodt has developed a collection of dedicated sports mannequins.
The collection is divided into the three categories of athleisure, performance and outdoor and covers various disciplines including sprint, running, football, tennis, training, yoga, hiking and climbing.
The mannequin designs adjust to the brands’ and retailers’ request for a sports lifestyle look: “The anatomical requests are more in line with the men and women who work out three or four times a week, pay attention to nutrition and also use fashion sports in their daily outfit, instead of the professional athletes,” says Coen Viguurs, product development manager at Hans Boodt. “The thing with sports is that we cannot allow ourselves to make any mistakes in the anatomy. We want to show a certain muscle toning. This means we have to carefully consider the position of each muscle and how the muscles are moving in all the different poses we’re creating.”
Considering that more and more fashion brands are incorporating special sports lines in their collections, Viguurs regards dedicated sports mannequins as a thing to stay: “Sports has made its way into our daily lives and dominates fashion, food and lifestyle.”