TRACK AND FIELD WAS THE THEME AT PARIS FASH­ION WEEK

Athletics Weekly - - News -

DINA ASHER-SMITH and Kata­rina John­son-Thomp­son hit the cat­walk re­cently dur­ing Paris Fash­ion Week.

The Bri­tish ath­letes joined a num­ber of fel­low Nike­spon­sored in­ter­na­tional stars to model cloth­ing by the brand Off-White un­der the di­rec­tion of fash­ion de­signer Vir­gil Abloh.

Along with Asher-Smith and John­son-Thomp­son, the cat­walk mod­els in­cluded Bel­gian hep­tath­lete Nafi Thiam, Colom­bian triple jump star Ca­ter­ine Ibar­guen, US high jumper Vashti Cun­ning­ham, French mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner Rénelle Lamote, Chi­nese high jumper Ce­cilia Ye­ung and Amer­i­can sprinter English Gard­ner.

“Sport, like fash­ion, shares a com­mon lan­guage that seeks to unite cul­tures, break down bar­ri­ers and cel­e­brate the power of the hu­man spirit,” says Abloh.

“This sea­son, I was in­spired by the voice of the ath­lete and the power of sport to im­pact pos­i­tive and trans­for­ma­tive change glob­ally.”

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