Trends come and go, but one thing that will always be in style is looking good and staying in shape. If you’re heading to a morning yoga class or hitting the gym, why not sweat in style?
Here is the womanwithdrive must-have list of luxe sportswear and where to get it:
Lucas Hugh combines sports science and luxury design. It has used modern fabric technologies to ensure its range has the technical performance of professional sportswear without becoming utilitarian. Instead the designs are simple and elegant and loved by icons like Elle McPherson. The brand comprises a versatile range of tops, leggings, jackets and even swimwear.
The sports luxe trend has seen active wear comfortably strolling down couture runways this year. Sneakers with designer twists were seen across Dior, Alexander Wang and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Chanel gave their signature style to tweed sneakers taking the look one step further with models sporting quilted elbow and knee pads. We’ve seen the fashion house release surfboards, tennis rackets and polo sets, but sportswear is now integrating into couture.
Visit: Chanel boutiques
Stella McCartney for Adidas
Kings of collaborations, Adidas is known to partner with powerhouse fashion giants. Possibly the best known is their collaboration with UK darling Stella McCartney who is in her tenth year of designing luxe sportswear. Her pieces are fashion forward but always practical and favoured by sportswomen like Caroline Wozniaki.
Adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto
While Stella McCartney has earned her name in the Adidas house, Yohji Yomamoto’s collection for Adidas deserves an honourable mention. The Japanese mastermind joined forces with Adidas in 2003 to bring her renowned avant-garde creations to the sportswear arena. Go from the gym to a night out in just a few steps.
Hessein Chalayan for Puma
Puma’s Black Label, under the creative direction of designer Hussein Chalayan elevates sportswear to lust-after pieces of artwork. Since teaming up with Puma in 2008, the fashion forward label has teamed up with iconic designers such as Alexander McQueen to create the most fashion-forward athletic minded collections.
Image credit: sporteluxe.com, netaporter.com, puma.com
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