The new Underground collection from TCA is inspired by the grit, determination and fighting spirit of young, ambitious athletes. Featuring technical, durable and versatile fabrics, sport and street-ready styles in an urban-inspired colour palette of cool blacks, dark greens and textured greys – the collection is shaped by the culture and athletic lifestyle of inner-city London where the brand was born, lives and breathes.
Created over twelve months of design and development with intense attention to detail – the collection is built to perform. Technical fabrics have been crafted for elite-level performance, including innovative high-stretch textured shorts and super light-weight tees. The Underground collection includes a brand new supremely soft but extra-supportive ‘SupremePro’ legging fabric and new ‘Sweat-Tech’ fabric which combines the look and comfort of cotton, with functional 4-way stretch and breathability, creating highly technical trackpants and hoodies. The collection has been designed around the training and lifestyles of modern athletes who live in their workout gear – it’s high performance and multi-functional, designed with a style that they never want to take off, even during down time.
The design team spent months working with and watching pro athletes and elite fitness coaches up-close, to ensure the product lives up to their exacting standards. Working with the brand’s stable of pro boxers gave the team unrivalled insight and inspiration. It’s a sport considered the ultimate combination of brains and brawn. Requiring extreme fitness and intense bravery, traditional, no-nonsense gruelling training is combined with modern conditioning, mental agility and recovery methods. At TCA, guts and heart are valued over posturing and posing, and giving up is never an option. These values inspire both the considered aesthetic and functional capabilities of the new collection.
Frankie Thorogood, the charismatic founder of TCA, says “We recognise that success is a journey, not a destination. Much like the brand itself, hard-work and dedication are required to keep making progress and pushing boundaries. The Underground collection is designed to support those ambitious athletes on their journeys – both professional and elite, or anyone with a dream or a goal. Sometimes the world makes us believe success is only for the chosen few, that you either have it or you don’t. That’s not reality. The reality is nobody is born a winner – you have to become one.”
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