By Alice Jackson

Behind the Brand: Meet Varley

Designed in Los Angeles and crafted in London, Varley is a women's activewear brand that mixes Californian ease with an elegant London style. Known for iconic prints on Italian compression fabrics, especially its marble printed leggings, as well as leggings and bra tops with flattering mesh inserts and tees with subtle logo prints, we know you're going to love this brand as much as we do (if you don't already). Varley ensures both performance and style, and bridges the gap between sportswear and ready-to-wear. Read on to meet Lara Mead, Varley co-founder.

QYour hometown:

Born and bred in the Lake District 

QFavourite way to sweat?


QHow do you recover after a workout?

A nice hot shower and lots of water 

QWhat’s the last thing you Googled?

LA office space!!! We have out grown our office space in LA and looking for new premises. Very boring, I know. 

QWhat’s your favourite way to relax?

I’m a sucker for a massage. I could have one every day of the week. 

Q How did you get into designing activewear and founding a company?

Myself and my husband Ben started Varley together. We wanted to create a contemporary lifestyle brand for the active modern women, and Varley was born on one of our many trips to California. 

QIf Varley were a person, what would their typical weekend plans include?

A Pilates session followed by brunch with family and friends down on Malibu Pier. After brunch, a long walk along the beach. The evening would then be a night on the town with her husband or boyfriend, cocktails at Soho House West Hollywood or the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, followed by supper at an LA eatery.

Sunday would be spent hiking, surfing, biking any outdoor activity, followed by GTA’s takeout on Abbot Kinney, and then home for a lazy movie night. 

Shop our Varley Edit here!