Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Sporty Girl

The sporting life- one of this season's lead stories, the athletic trend comes with old-school attitude. 
Hi-tech fabrics and sports mesh, refresh this season old-school approach to styling.
Spring’s most active trend takes sporty shapes and themes and gives them a high-fashion update. Clean lines and luxurious fabrics suggest dynamism and edge. 
From boxing belts at Pucci to basketball vest dresses at Tommy Hilfiger via school-gym/football socks at Prada, it’s hard to think of a sport that didn’t get represented on the spring/summer catwalksBoth Gucci and Pucci took a sexy, slightly disco approach.
For his Pucci collection, with its micro running shorts, Peter Dundas says: “I used shapes, fabrics, accessories and colours taken from sports. A parka worked great for night in silver parachute silk and so did scuba neoprene, which sculpts well, or technical jerseys, which made for great draping.” The designer had fun “playing” with sporty elements. “A hoodie became a mini dress, motocross trousers were rolled up and slouchy, the boxing shoe was a high-heeled peep toe. It made basics feel fresh, easy and more modern,” he says.
Gucci’s collection was similarly suited to gym-honed bodies. It featured see-through black mesh T-shirts and tracksuits in sheer black pleated silk and liquid lamé.
 Alexander Wang had the toned thigh and midriff in mind, with his sculpted cropped tops and gym shorts. Meanwhile, the designer teamed wet-look wind-cheaters with miniskirts and plimsoll-like shoes.
Marc by Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Saunders both presented silk baseball jackets; and Marni, Lacoste and Prada all featured striped trims that evoked a school sports day.
The sports luxe look is a trend that has longevity. Every season it seems to improve, and what we’ve noticed now is that having a good pair of trainers and more relaxed pieces in your wardrobe is more and more relevant. Invest in this cool look. :)

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