Most wardrobes find various classifications included such as business professional, luxurious evening, classic casual and athletic sport. Fall trend for 2013 delivers a marriage of the two least likely, Luxe Sport. Not necessarily a new concept to fashion, but this season they are knocking it out of the park!
With the ease and comfort of sportswear, t-shirts, pull overs, pants and more reflect the loose unstructured lines with the elegant choice of fine fabrics and delicate details. Jersey T-shirts have morphed to that of a “Stand on Your Own” top. Yves Saint Laurent’s cocoa leather square neck stitched trimmed t-shirt from 2011 to Alexander Wang’s bare bones flesh tone leather tee for fall 2013. Even more simplistic is Vince’s sleeveless lamb leather sheer back white t-shirt perfect for any level of dress. Pair a pencil skirt for the office, denim for day or satin pant suit for an evening out. Adding an over scaled leather patch pocket to Rag and Bones’ version accentuates the tee feel.
The luxe sweat shirts still maintain the roomy comfort but kick the comfort level up with cashmere or satin insets. Victoria’s Secret offer’s the drop shoulder ribbed sleeve version in 5 different hues of cashmere. Alexander Wang’s version for the sweatshirt is very fashion forward by incorporating the look of quilting squares in his grey Mohair Mirror Mesh pullover. Phillip Lim’s offers a over sized relaxed casual sweatshirt in a navy cotton jersey with a black lamb leather front and exposed zippers on sleeve. Proenza Schouler ‘s dropped shoulder sweatshirt ambre dye from black to white was presented on runway with ostrich feather skirt.
Getting to the bottom of things, luxe looks are seen jogging right in to fashion with the track pant or sweat style. Alexander Wang presents a cropped sweat pant in silk in a sweatshirt print with corded waist tapered legs with cuffs. Phillip Lim see the sweat pant in soft black lamb leather with and elastic waist and cuffs. Vince also show the pant in leather but in an olive green dye great fro going from sport to military fatigue look. Vice also includes a track pant with a black satin inset down the narrowed outer leg in white. Proenza Schouler also walked a loose white track pant with a wider black outer edging for fall 2013. Prabal Gurung’s track pant follows a traditional look black with a green band down the sides in 100 % silk. Dress it up or dress it down. The last heat is for evening. A full track suit in high glamour geometric pattern sweatshirt and matching track pant of 100% silk covered in black, white and silver sequins wins a gold metal.
Accentuating the sport theme with accessory add ons is real simple with the trend of wedged sneakers seen abroad for years and hitting our home turf with Chloe’s earth two tones, Giuseppe Zanotti ‘s white croc embossed with gold embellishments give a real luxe look or Ash black leather star studded high top sneaker. So to carry the look home, grab a duffle effect bag by MCM in black with studs, Hedi Slimane clean black leather duffle profile bag and Ritaora London gym bag in mixed animal prints.
Work it out……wink.