P.E Nation was established in Sydney, Australia by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning. Since its launch in 2016, the brand's range of street-meets-sportswear has expanded to include technical activewear, retro-inspired streetwear, footwear, and accessories. 2018 has seen the introduction of swim, menswear, denim capsules, collaborations with DC snow, Woolmark and Superga, and many international collaborations in the pipeline for the brand.
P.E Nation comes from a need for multi-faceted activewear, given the global shift towards juggling fast pace life. This gap in the market is what led two best friends with an impressive history in fashion to create P.E Nation. Their design and business pedigree, together with a clear and distinct vision for the brand, has seen them create covetable and adaptable activewear that is taking on the global scene.
The P.E Nation philosophy is centred around quality design and construction, while offering fashion forward, comfortable and functional pieces designed to take you to from the studio to the street. The brand reflects a sense of unity, and celebrates an active way of life.
Welcome to the Nation.
With an impressive history in Fashion and a Bachelor of Commerce/Law, Pip's longstanding career has seen her work in PR and Design for Ksubi, whilst also being a freelance stylist with DLM - before landing her Senior Creative and Accessories Designer role at sass & bide. This is where her creative working relationship, and friendship, with P.E co-founder, Claire Tregoning, was cemented. It was only after Edwards made the pivotal move to General Pants Co as Design Director, that she was able to fully grasp and understand the retail landscape. She's now made a mark, utilising her own name sake initials and retro-tomboy style, to launch P.E Nation.
With a celebrated and longstanding career in fashion, Claire hails from a background of fashion and textile design. Shortly after graduation, Claire landed her first role with TopShop in London. After 2 years, she embarked on a solo journey and launched Maise - her own ready-to-wear label focusing on fashion and denim - this sucessful venture for Claire lead to her appointment as Senior Designer at sass & bide - Denim and Knitwear Specialist. sass & bide laid the organic foundation for what would become the ultimate C.T and P.E creative hub. It was only a matter of time and so fitting, that Claire and Pip would join forces to pursue their own vision, a shared vision of P.E Nation.
This seasons game plan? To exceed distance and speed with a collection that pays homage to your favourite retro sport teams from hardwood to the raceway.
TIME TRIAL is an elevated take on active streetwear. For all day, every day.
Our heritage stripes are sliced, diced and clashed back with a colour palette that’s undeniably P.E. Electric blue with hints of fluro orange are true to form. A Hockey influence provides the perfect foundation for a red, white, blue and black capsule which includes jackets, hoodies, tanks, tees and high-performance leggings that have attracted a global cult following.
With a nod to the 80’s, the tracksuit has been redefined. it’s the ultimate street-meets-sport essential. Forget the dress code, we’re championing the tracksuit and trainer vibe. . This season denim takes a stance, and we’re kicking it old-school! 80’s vintage bleach washes and new fits: mid-rise crop, high rise flare, skinny and straight, with a hero denim bomber to round out the collection. Worn on its own or back with TIME TRIAL, we’ve taken our signature tomboy look and sprayed it with bleach placement prints, pop color tape and branded trims.
Taking street sport to a new level – a sequence application raises the bar on our tees and sweats. TIME TRIAL is part of a new genre in active wear that’s fashion and street approved.
TIME TRIAL has elements of basketball swag worked back with fashions favourite colour mashup of navy and khaki, teamed with the P.E twist of fluro orange and checker board print. TIME TRIAL is about the right gear to get you game ready.
This seasons active collection is driven by high impact performance training. Designed to make you feel confident and supported when you’re racing against the clock.
This season, we’re breaking records. Welcome to the Nation.