Muay Thai, mega modeling, and Beast Mode succinctly summarize the sexy meets swagged out women’s collection from Superbowl Champion Marshawn Lynch’s fitness lifestyle line: And at his request a lioness has entered the den. The former NFL superstar handpicked Brazilian-born supermodel Gracie Carvalho in large part due to her blend of beauty, athleticism, and high glam girl power vision. The two met last year, discussed the similarities in their workout routines, upbringings, and indefatigable approaches to winning at whatever they endeavor to do. Those shared interests culminated in this stellar Gracie x Beast Mode collaboration, the first women’s collection from the popular athleisure brand. The collection is currently on sale exclusively at Beast Mode stores in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington, and also via the company’s official online store.
Written by Tone Swep
Images by Rowan Papier
MUA by Misha Shahzada
Hair by John Ruidant
Set Design by Robert Stribling
The 26-year-old Carvalho, who grew up in Sao Paulo, played soccer as a child and initially aspired to be a biologist. However, since entering the modeling world she has graced the regal runways in two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, is the face of DKNY Jeans, BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger and Jill Stuart, has worked for American mainstay brands GAP and Express, and was recently featured as the highly coveted cover girl of Vogue Brazil. Carvalho has also walked in shows for Burberry, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney, Caroline Herrara, and Kanye West’s Yeezy show. Carvalho’s choice to build with Beast Mode added depth, diversifying an already dominant modeling portfolio: “The Gracie x Beast Mode collection is about capturing the purity of form that unleashes the powerful movements of Muay Thai,” said Carvalho. “With Beast Mode and Marshawn Lynch, we worked piece-by-piece to create a line that finds this power and freedom of movement in a beautiful style.”
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