The Spring '11 trends encourage an athletic spirit, but this time we're trading the raggedy gray sweats for something a little more chic. Throw in colorblock knit skirts and leather jackets to dress up your sportswear. Think Kate Moss when channeling this mood or take inspiration from runway collections like Marni and Acne. Sure you won't be working out in these gems, but at least you'll know your bright tanks and spandex workout pants can finally be mixed into your daytime attire!
Alexander Wang isn't the only one inspired by sports. Set to replace BEBESPORT Nov. 5, PH8's take on sportswear is super sexy, slouchy pieces that aren't gym exclusive. Dressed-down chic dominates PH8's (pronounced 'fate') new collection. The look is ideal for the sporty chic chick (moi!) and check out the styling here — muted gray and black tones, dressed up with sequins, and just a splash of pink — all cut to reveal some skin. Forced to pick a favorite, I'm going with these black zip pocket leggings, the perfect reason to toss your average yoga pant. Kudos to PH8 and Bebe for making sporty so sexy.
One of our favorite trends to pick up steam this Spring 09 is the clean, modern sportswear look demonstrated by American and non-American designers alike. From Richard Nicoll's racerback dress to Sergio Rossi's take on the sneaker pump trend, we can't wait to dive right into this look. As long as its still fit for the city, we think the sportier the better.
Topshop calls them 'ski trousers' but, where we come from, they're called 'snowpants'--and that's one word, not two. There has always been one thing missing from winter sports and that is chic outfits at a contemporary price point. We understand spending more if you happen to ski often but for those of us (cough, cough) that ski but once or twice a season, there's no need to spend quite as much. We're already picturing the thermal onesy and knit hat that we could pair with these trousers. We haven't been this excited about snow gear since, well...since we were kids.
There are enough fashion tip-offs in today's Must Reads to land you flat on your back with information overload--or maybe that's just us.
The Coveted clued us in to designer Carin Wester and her feminine, trendy Fall and Spring offerings. Her designs remind us of the aesthetic of sweet designers like Karen Walker and Lover. Not a bad likeness at all.
Funny how this happens. Just yesterday we reported on our visit to the Marie Saeki showroom and our discovery of the line Burfitt, and today, Shiny Squirrel posted the Fall 08 look book from the line. It's gothic perfection, check it out.
There are no two sports activities closer to fashion than yoga and running--it is a result-yielding combination, an unspoken ritual for many women in the industry. Lucky for Falke their ergonomic women's sportswear focuses on those two activities exclusively. In bright colors and state of the art fabrics, this sportswear collection, we think, blows Adidas out of the water. Some of the Falke Spring 09 pieces were so cool we began imagining them as proper fashion outfits. Once we moved over to the super soft undergarments and hosiery, we were straight-up ready to swear off denim and cocktail dresses forever. If you're disciplined enough to hit the gym after work everyday we think you deserve to wear clothing that's both comfortable and fashionable.
Stella McCcartney always plays to the heartstrings of the hipsters and this season it was with 1990's influenced garments, albeit the more glamorous ones. This collection fits in with some of the other nineties inspired collections that have arrived this season--Proenza Schouler and Giorgio Armani couture are both great examples. The young fashion set is all about this era for fall and spring and so it seems appropriate that more come from their beloved McCartney. Aside from this, the collection shows McCartney's talent (and experience) with chic sportswear and her penchant for calm color palettes as well. Not a bad word to say, even if it's the more mellow of the Paris collections. Also, bonus points for the slicked-back hair (that style should come in handy to those girls growing out the YSL cut in an effort to go long). Spring 2009 has some of the best hair styling we've ever seen, as simple as it may be.
Last night after my relaxing hair cut (I love it, thanks for asking!), my pup and I cozied up on the couch and watched the Olympics opening ceremony. Did you? I multitasked and caught up on my gossip mags while watching, but I waited to see Team USA in their Ralph Lauren designed outfits.The whopping 650 American athletes looked dapper in navy blazers emblazoned with oversized Polo ponies, off-white trousers, broadcloth shirts, white twill newsboy caps and striped silk neckwear; men wore ties and the women wore scarves. The goal was to create "something simple enough for the athletes to put together, yet stylish enough to elevate us as a country," said David Lauren, the designer's son and the company's senior vice president of advertising, marketing and corporate communications.
I thought the team looked Fab. However, I felt they all looked like men. Maybe the women could have worn flippy tennis-like skirts? These athletes have such amazing bodies, I would have liked them shown off better. And the newsboy hats, though adorable, were a bit distracting. I wanted to see the smiles and proud faces better. I guess we'll just have to wait and watch them in their body con swimwear and thigh exposing volleyball bootie shorts!