Athleisure Sporty chic is the new comfort-zone
Diala Aschkar, Art Director at Orient Palms, Paris, France & Mona Issa

Athleisure

Sporty chic is the new comfort-zone

Athleisure, a trend that burst into the fashion industry last Summer, is in full bloom now, becoming a sensation for Spring-Summer 2017 collections. We find no reason not to love this feminist trend — according to us — that puts comfort upfront but doesn’t shy away from luxury or sexyness, borrowing from the sports vocabulary to create luscious leggings, micro-skirts and eye-popping patterns. In a word, athleisure does the perfect job of turning active wear into glamour!

Max Mara expresses the benchmark in modern fashion – leggings – for their comfort and attraction, with a matching corset top to throw us back to some nostalgic Dita Von Teese sweet ’n’sultry corset lingerie. Whether it’s for a casual latte, to run some errands or an afternoon jog, nobody could ever tell.

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Thierry Mugler works the get-on-the-motorcycle look. Intense contrasts in colors, blacks and whites and matte finishes bring out the bad girl in you on an “any-day” basis.

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2017 never fails to bring back 90’s fashion into our wardrobes. Philip Plein tracksuits bring a little Hip Hop bling into sportive, and integrates money-green with plenty of faux gold accessories and some Pilot sunglasses into the theme.

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Versace curled and pleated dresses highlight the unique abundance of curves and edges that every woman could have. Metallic purple and iridescent grass-green bring back 80s stereo culture into couture.

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Motocross-inspired Versace rocks an energetic spectrum of colors on blousons and windbreakers, mixed with geometrically digitalized checkerboard patterns - infused with plenty of street-style attitude and appetite.

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Moving away from Versace’s edginess, DKNY sweatshirts and trackpants give us the warm feel on the inside, taking us back into our comfort zones. Loosely-fit and calming greys keep sweatshirts in “laid-back clothing” status.

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Lacoste sweater dresses aren’t only cool for the summer, but also mean femme, style and “sportif” – and you don’t even have to hassle yourself into wearing pants! These babies are a pull-out-the-closet and wear-on.

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