Fashion and sport – do they ever come in pair? Stupid question, have you seen Maria Sharapova shoe collection by Cole Haan or David Beckham doing a photoshoot for H&M Bodywear? There’s hell a lot of fashion out there. Sporty fashion heads to comfort – basically, everything you wear to play tennis, swim or run is comfy. That’s why designers came up with the idea of adopting a wide world of active influences in spring summer fashion.
We have seen sporty looks before in a past spring seasons but every time it is back with a slightly different attitude. Let’s start the time machine to see what was presented in 2010. Alexander Wang’s collection included American football-inspired outfits (college T-shirts and leather shorts), Bottega Veneta got inspiration from a Karate Kid movie, Hermès was clearly fascinated with tennis while Derek Lam wanted to turn fashionistas into baseball player’s girlfriends. This means a more literal take on the sporty trend.
For those who are more star player than spectator, I suggest these Free Run+ 5.0 trainers from Nike designed to provide a barefoot feel. On your marks, get set, go!
Other luxe reinterpretations of athletic uniforms can be found in slouchy tees updated with varsity stripes and numbers, track pants with vertical stripes, and bare midriffs – yes, crop top is not going anywhere. Also, bright colours, sheer fabrics, and mesh jackets – designers all got in on the sporty trend.