ATHLETIC LOOKS ARE ALL THE RAGE THIS SEASON AS TECHNO FABRICS, STREAMLINED SILHOUETTES AND PUNCHY TONES MAKE A STATEMENT FROM THE RUNWAY TO THE STREETS
Perhaps it’s the enduring effects of World Cup fever or the global trend for adopting a healthier lifestyle, but whatever the reason, the rise of sportswear as a trend can be seen across both men’s and women’s fashion. Labels like Tom Ford and Berluti have released their first collection of trainers this season, while Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver at Lanvin give the rainbow treatment to accessories—nylon rucksacks to accompany the electric 1980s-inspired collection. Paris-based designer Dries Van Noten, known for his exquisite use of embroidery, also opts for sportier elements to his collection—dip-dyed fabrics in contrasting navy and yellow, with an abundance of snap buttons and zips as the key embellishments on breezy parkas and biker styles. Also in line for the trend is Raf Simons’ collection with US artist Sterling Ruby, which features the artist’s collage-inspired designs on typically Simonsstructured silhouettes.
Clockwise from above: backstage at Dries Van Noten; portfolio by Tod’s; sneaker by Balenciaga; backpack by Lanvin; a look at Raf Simons