Monday, November 29, 2010

inspiration: sporty


I'm no athlete, that's for sure. But nothing says effortless style more than a few sports pieces mixed with dailywear. Alexander Wang kicked off the trend a few seasons ago, and if the SS11 collections are anything to go by, it's not about to go anywhere soon. Do it subtlety Hanelli-style by wearing a sports bra under overalls or a dress, Lonely Hearts do one (pictured above) or be authentic and raid your local sports store. Team razorback bodys with loose pants, wear your high school sport team's tee with your swimmers at the beach, and get cosy in faded, bright sweaters at night. Think geometric shapes, colour blocking, brights, sleek silhouettes, tight cropped tees with bombers, leather paneling, matching tops and bottoms, stripes, anoraks and duffel bags.



If there was one label who wholly embraced the concept it was Marni. Looks were complete, models wearing swim caps, wetsuit-style shorts and tops, bright, blocked colours and bold stripes.

Ohne Titel


NY label Ohne Titel brought sleek silhouettes to the runway, in the vain of track stars. Slick, leather-style pieces in simple shapes were paired with white, black and blue jackets and pants. Like Marni, they used colour blocking and bold stripes to convey the theme.

Rag and Bone


Rag and Bone tried their hand at downplayed sportswear. Unlike the other two labels, the designers made the look much more wearable. Sporting styles, of short shorts and track pants, were given a modern twist with the use of sheer fabrics, metallics and prints.

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