As spring encroaches we think about ‘sport’ (the French term encompassing all forms of athletic endeavor) and how much of this so called ‘sport’ we will need to get our winter bodies back into bikinis. Then we’ll embrace that wonderful moment when the world wakes up from winter’s hibernation into the burgeoning flowers and long sunsets with rosé en terrasse.
Our minds are titillated by sportive fashions of the 70’s and 80’s with their track suits and terry cloth jumpers; headbands and horizontal stripes; sports shoes and slick or colorful trenches, bandeaus and mesh fabrics. There’s been a steady stream of this flowing down the runways and even more abounding on the streets. Somehow it seems much more exciting to dress for the occasion of tennis and make a day of it than just throwing on the old sweats… or maybe just dress for the idea and go to brunch.
Step one: look the part.
Photo credit:Clockwise L-R runwaySS15, ACNE Studios, 3.1 Phillip Lim, DKNY, Lacoste, Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga; Royal Tenanbaums / Lacoste FW 15 show, Super Sport