MISFIT STUDIO X FORTNIGHT

June 13, 2018

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In Collaboration With Misfit Studio

Photo Series By: Raina Kirn

FORTNIGHT’s designs have crossed over into the world of athletics as we joined forces with MISFITSTUDIO to create a unique Dance-Wear collection.

Misfit is a Toronto studio founded by Amber Joliat. Fusing yoga, dance and Pilates in light filled spaces that are quirky, offbeat, Misfit is welcoming to all types of people.

#MISFITSTUDIOxFORTNIGHT is a 4-piece capsule collection of black velvet movement wear that can take you from dancing in studio, out into the street. Each piece draws on the highly tailored cuts and delicate design features of our signature lingerie bodies to flatter and support every curve. No compression garments here – our goal is for women to move with freedom, ease and a heightened connection to the body.



We’d love to introduce you to some of Misfit’s inspiring instructors. During one of their last meetings Amber brought her Tarot cards.  Here’s a little bit about them and what card they pulled.


RACHEL

I’m Rachel and I am a human animal that loves to jump and swing and sweat and dance. I also teach other human animals to do some of those things.



FORTNIGHT: What does movement mean to you?

RACHEL: Movement means release, reconnection, and revealing the inner workings of my spirit.

FORTNIGHT: What is your favourite MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT piece and how does it make you feel in 3 words?

RACHEL: I love my velvet bodysuit. It makes me feel fierce, elegant and light



FORTNIGHT: What is your favourite MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT piece and how does it make you feel in 3 words?

RACHEL: I love my velvet bodysuit. It makes me feel fierce, elegant and light



RACHELS CARD: THE WORLD

“Symbolizing infinite wholeness.
There is balance, peace, expansion, and wholeness present.
The light of day and the dark starry night reflecting the embodiment of the shadow and light of our own being. Such depth and beauty of oneself exists not because we deny one or grasp another, but because we see how both light and dark are serving our highest expression of being.
This card is a reflection of living fully.
To learn, grow, and discover our depth of being is the greatest gift of this life that is revealing itself each day.
Through our darkness we dive into the subconscious, it is only there we witness our light and allow harmony to exist. The World card is signifying a maturing and depth that has come from all that has been experienced and a completion of a cycle that has given birth to a greater understanding of oneself.

The World card is a recognition that yes you are using your gifts and they are expanding and being shared more openly and will continue to bloom.
The World card comes when we are excited, full, whole, and content with our process while we continue to learn, grow, and expand with all of our experiences.

Upside down, we are being asked to be honest, to check in, where has the balance shifted off centre.”



RACHEL IS WEARING THE CUTOUT BODYSUIT in SIZE S


ROBYN

“I’m Robyn Breen, and I’ve been teaching at MISFITSTUDIO for over 5 years! I teach all kinds of classes at the studio, and am part of the teacher training faculty. I’m a professionally trained dancer and total body nerd.”



FORTNIGHT: What does movement mean to you?

ROBYN: “Movement means MANY things to me: A medium for performance. A form of expression. A type of medicine. Embodied meditation. A type of communication. Like food, art, and relationships, movement is a way to nourish our bodies, minds, and souls.”



FORTNIGHT: What is your favourite MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT piece and how does it make you feel in 3 words?

The Longline Bra – secure, sexy, femme

FORTNIGHT: How do your MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT pieces enhance your experience in moving to the MISFITMETHOD?

They’ve got the same fit and comfort as traditional sportswear, except they’re BLACK VELVET! It takes working out to a whole new fashionable level. We’re telling the world that you can work out in whatever the hell makes you feel fierce!



ROBYN’S CARD:

“A reminder prioritize your spiritual wealth. It is easy to fall into a flat and scarcity mindset, and life becomes feels draining when we set up camp there. A good question to ask is ‘what will support you not only in a material sense, but also in a spiritual sense?’

It’s time to choose to look towards those things. When you focus on seeing potential, you’ll start to find resources in unexpected places.

Whatever situation you are in, this card asks you to remember that THIS won’t last forever. Energy ebbs and flows.

Hard times come and go. Do what you can, and don’t forget to ask for help! Others want to see you thrive. Giving yourself the support, encouragement and inner resources you need, and become curious about other ways to soothe yourself. There is goodness to seek, if we remember to place our focus there.”



ROBYN IS WEARING THE LONGLINE BRA AND FOLD OVER BOTTOMS IN SIZE S


LINDSAY

My name is Lindsay and I am part of a group of women that hold space for each other and the hundreds of other bodies that fill up the 2 studios that make up MISFITSTUDIO. Every week I teach moves that challenge people physically, mentally and emotionally. Each time I teach I aim to create an hour of exploration, of connection and of growth.



FORTNIGHT: What does movement mean to you?

LINDSAY: Movement to me really is all about connection, connection to self, others and the universe. Exploration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Checking in with yourself time and time again and then taking those findings, feelings or revelations and infusing your life with them.

FORTNIGHT: What is your favourite MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT piece and how does it make you feel in 3 words?

LINDSAY: “I had the chance to wear the strappy body suit for the videos, and I love it.
Playful
Soft
Dramatic”



FORTNIGHT: FORTNIGHT: How do your MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT pieces enhance your experience in moving to the MISFITMETHOD?

LINDSAY: The support the bodysuits offer is amazing, never once did I feel like I had to adjust or fiddle with the fitting. During all the big sweeping arm movements and dancing I was very comfortable and felt like I looked good too!


LINDSAY’S CARD: 7 of Wands

“How we feel in this very moment is everything.
If we are pining for a better tomorrow or better future we will always be putting our life in the hands of an imagined state of joy.
When we relax into the moment, not wait for another moment to relax into….we see there is an immediate content and joy here.
When this relaxation in now is felt, we start living a miraculous life.
What happens here is there is a naturalness in all movement.
We stop thinking so hard about what we should do with our life and relax into present moment creativity. This springs forth the most raw and authentic unfolding which doesn’t need to be planned or strategically executed. The stream of life is already flowing. All we have to do is drop in and start swimming. When we are out of this stream of life we are heavy and constricted where no inspiration can flow. The Seven of Wands says burn bright and stay with this power that is felt inside. This light which burns will always guide us. This light is Grace. Grace moves all that is here.
This is why we don’t have to worry or be frightened.
We can be as we are.”



LINDSAY IS WEARING THE CUTOUT BODYSUIT IN SIZE M


AMBER

My name is Amber, I am the creator of MISFITSTUDIO



FORTNIGHT: What does movement mean to you?

AMBER: Movement (to me) is Freedom, it strengthens me, it softens me, it opens me and heals me. Movement untangles all the knots that my physical body holds, the my mind ties up, and that my emotional body craves. I practice gratitude for my very able and capable body and alll it CAN do. Movement helps me shift my mood, my perspective and my patterns. I feel alive and deeply connected when i move my body



FORTNIGHT: What is your favourite MISFITSTUDIO x FORTNIGHT piece and how does it make you feel in 3 words?

AMBER: Longline Bra + Fold Over bottom set (with tights) – free, vibrant, powerful

FORTNIGHT: How do your MISFITSTUDIO X FORTNIGHT pieces enhance your experience in moving to the MISFITMETHOD?

Having the freedom to move with ease is a beautiful feeling. Over the 3 decades, I’ve worn dance and movement wear, not having to constantly adjust while moving is really special. Teaching and dancing and sweating in elegant pieces that hold me in all the right places deepens my experience of getting lost in the magic of movement.



AMBER’S CARD: Ace of Wands

“An invitation to say yes.
Primal energy, intuition, is not hinting and giving subtle little signs.
The inner voice is loud and clear.
If you don’t move this energy it will die, it is asking for movement.
The invitation is to focus this energy on the creative idea, the new spark, whatever you may already be working.
Focusing energy daily on this vision or idea that is present will feed the fire and extend its life.
If you are feeding the fire you will be nourishing and balancing without trying, it has the opportunity to become effortless. All the aspects of your being that are flowering are pushing through your limitations to create the vision you can already feel.
Allow. Allow. And keep allowing.
Intuitively, you do not need to think that much about it, you already can feel how to move.
Simply act and put energy forth daily.”



AMBER IS WEARING THE RACER BODYSUIT IN S, THE LONGLINE IN SIZE S, THE FOLD OVER BOTTOMS IN S



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