Issue 56
Game On
Designers are playing sports luxe and yelling game on this season, check out the rules of the new trend for the winning look.
Go Go Goal! This season, sports open up a new game in fashion with a twist inspired by the classics, like team sweaters, tennis dresses and baseball bombers, confirming ‘how’ you do it matters more than anything in both fashion and sports. Minimalism looms large in the new sport luxe trend, teeming both the runway and the street fashion scene with chicer and more structured pieces.

Marc Jacobs takes us to the boxing ring in flashy gym shorts with a coordinating bomber jacket, reminding us that bomber jackets are still the fashion bomb holding the top position of the season. Whether in silk, metallic, floral or plain solid color, they can be tossed over anything, keeping the cool through the season. For the ultimate modernist edge, we can always count on Stella McCartney for her practical yet elegantly crafted oversized bombers.

Now, you don’t have to dive deep to the deepest known place to find the treasures of the season. Inspired by scuba diving, each outfit in Tommy Hilfiger’s new collection proves to be an eye-popping statement. Coveted pieces include flawlessly cut and color-blocked polo shirts contoured with contrasting hues, leather cropped coats, matching pleated tennis skirts as well as slim pants. For the cream of the crop of cropped oversized tops and coats, DELPOZO and Emilia Wickstead claim the crown with their clear-cut craft.

Marni shows what happens when sports take fashion to the verge of elegance and sophistication with striking V-neck dresses and heavily embellished evening skirt suits. Having successfully proven that A-line skirts can be well fitted with a striped belt and matching platform flip-flops, the Italian fashion house sets a modern chic and comfortable example we can sport 24/7.

For the hardcore sports fan, you can now wear sports-inspired looks head to toe with matchy-matchy suits, as Balenciaga and Lacoste show us how effortlessly chic they could be done. Suited for capricious weather, the spring jackets and sweet pastels are major investment pieces for the spring forward.

The goalie of this season’s game is undoubtedly the forever chic biker jacket. Acne’s biker keeps the opponent’s goals away with its heavy and rough texture and bold zips. For a sure win combination, why not team it up with Prada’s embellished rugby knee-highs?

Trends come and go, but sports chic has proven that it is more than a temporal whim of the mind. With so many fashion players joining in the game, finding the right bombers will be a breeze.

Photography by Paul Krokos; styling by Liza Jugolainen; styling assistants: Donna Bolt, Menaz Ghafoor; model: Aida / Milk; hair by Bjorn Krischker / Frank Agnency using Bumble and Bumble; make-up by Athena Skouvakis / Frank Agency using Jurlique..
Words by Anya Rusakova

Be ready to roll with these intense beauties.