Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Trend Report: Sport Luxe

It's 2012, and in London we mean business...

Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2012 Sport Luxe
Alexander Wang S/S 12
Sportmax Spring Summer 2012 Sport Luxe
Sportmax S/S 12
Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2012 Sport Luxe
Marc Jacobs S/S 12

It’s 2012 and with the London Olympics nearing, it comes as no surprise that Sport Luxe is the trend to watch for SS 12'. A versatile style that can be taken from running track to club dance floor, with only a simple swap of accessories. We might not all be in training for marathons or the big games, but it doesn’t mean we can’t all dress the part. After all, that's the sporting spirit, isn’t it? Think modern silhouettes, acid brights, chic jumpsuits, exposed zips…and that's just the beginning!
When the news leaked of Stella McCartney being appointed Creative Director for Team GB’s outfits (naturally sponsored by Adidas), it became clear that in London, we mean business. Haute couture and the Olympic games; a winning combination to define a whole season of fashion. "The Ultimate Mix of Sport and Style". The predictable has occurred, from catwalk to high-street, sporting inspiration in SS 12' clothing everywhere is undeniable.

Here are a selected few items from Stella McCartney's collection at Adidas that are available for the public to purchase and feel a part of the experience:
 Team GB Adidas Stella McCartney collectionTeam GB Adidas Stella McCartney collection
Team GB Adidas Stella McCartney collectionTeam GB Adidas Stella McCartney collection
Team GB Adidas Stella McCartney collectionTeam GB Adidas Stella McCartney collection

However, if the gym's not your place of preference but you want to work the season's key trend, then there are many more versatile pieces of sporting inspired clothing floating around many high-street stores and online retailers. Take inspiration from the collections I have put together and get a sense of how to fit the trend around your personal style:
Draw stings on skirts and dresses are a running theme through many a Topshop item, as well as runner shorts and printed leggings. A look of simplicity is made aware in the various coloured hoodies, boxy jumpers, crop tops and even joggers in the Jersey range.
Topshop DressTopshop Cycling ShortsTopshop Draw String Sheer Maxi Skirt

Topshop Sheer Pleated SkirtTopshop BackpackTopshop Printed Holdall

ASOS has truly pushed the boat out in embracing the trend by releasing a whole "SS/12' Game On" collection of neo sporting articles. Laden with flashes of acid brights,  snippets of mesh detailing, scuba-zips, racer-front vests and heeled hi-top trainers;
 ASOS white crop topASOS sheer topASOS mesh detailing playsuit

 ASOS high-top trainers ASOS sport luxe topASOS backpack

So, for all you fashion fanatics out there, now its your turn. Whether heading to a class of legs, bums and tums or a night clubbing with the girls, there is no excuse to shy away from this season's biggest trend. A look that will truly suit every age, shape and style woman.
Sport Luxe; fashion AND practicality, what more could you want?



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