Monday 18 November 2019

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Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

sports luxe

Sports luxe has been in the air for the past couple of seasons but with so many designers embracing the athletic look, 2014 is like a coming of age for this trend.

From DKNY to Chanel, and Alexander Wang to Marni, designers continue to rifle through the fashion archives and are reworking iconic pieces for today.

Sports-inspired looks using the most luxurious of materials fly in the face of convention by juxtaposing the laid-back nature of sports attire with the sophistication of tailoring. The result is an energetic combination that's urban, tough and modern. Sporty bomber jackets with zip-up and elasticated cuffs, snapback caps, transparent visors, drawstring trousers, crop tops, mesh fabrics, pleated skirts and silk joggers all tap into the vogue for sportswear.

Before you start to worry, it's not about dressing like you're an Olympian and it's surprisingly easier to pull off than you might imagine. A pair of casual kicks is the ultimate accessory to achieve this look.

Style some retro trainers with cropped black pants, a sporty white sweater and a casually cool track jacket for just the right amount of sartorial contradiction.

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