The road is your runway as sports luxe ups its game for AW15. Inspired by a utilitarian approach to sports chic, this season has seen sweat and glory silhouettes take an elegant turn towards catwalk aesthetics, with core sports brands teaming up with fashion moguls to create some seriously covetable collaboration pieces.
Making its way off the track and onto the street, the active wear apparel trend caters to the discerning sport and street style aficionado. A creative combination of technically advanced construction and fashion-forward design, moisture wicking track leggings are teamed with soft layers of premium Jersey and accented with functional timepieces, exuding a refined air that celebrates the spirit of athleticism.
Tailored to suit the demands of the outdoors and inner-city life, sports chic takes subtle structural cues from industrial style design, highlighting key pieces rich in performance details; androgynous, oversized jackets meet slick tailored pants, dropped shoulder seams and luxurious furred collars for an excess of utility synonymous with adventure.
Less spandex and more sophistication, as the sports chic trend continues its evolution into the hearts and minds of the high street, we have seen the style pack up their game, pairing traditional tailoring items with clean, minimal and no-fuss functional pieces for a pairing of opposites. Championed by fierce fashion heavy-hitters like Stella McCartney, Cynthia Rowley and DKNY, active wear has metamorphosed into a hybrid animal that mixes high luxe fabrics with functional shapes.
Using our favourite VAUGHAN Hepburn glass menagerie shirt with embellished crystal collar as a style anchor, this outfit ensemble is a urban interpretation on masculine separates and sporty accenting. A comfortable compromise that pays homage to a reoccurring trend, this versatile active wear inspired outfit is an androgynous must for the winter ahead.
With this Thisisnon Merino wool, menswear inspired overcoat creating a defined structure, this borrowed from the boys piece adds a fashion forward element to a timeless shape. Paired with darted, vintage inspired, high waisted suit trousers from Stella McCartney and a casual boyfriend sweatshirt from Kenzo, this ensemble swiftly becomes a progressive marriage of simple monochrome tones, contrasting proportions and inner-city styling.
A creative clash of new wave design and time honored tailoring, sports chic takes inspiration from core sportswear brands and adds a cosmopolitan edge. Guaranteed to dominate the urban fashion landscape for the season ahead, this unique dichotomy of originality and creativity is the perfect ageless silhouette that oozes with contemporary style kudos.
A simple melange of easy to wear, city separates, this sports chic look for VAUGHAN pairs classic shapes with versatile gym favourites for a look that is both sartorially on point, functional and open to interpretation.
Pictured: VAUGHAN white shirt with crystal collar (almost sold out), Thisisnon coat, Kenzo sweatshirt, Stella McCartney suit pants, Comme des Garçons pouch, MSGM trainers.