Comfortable sports clothing and elegant fashion, which have long been two irreconcilable opposites. But since the 2012 Olympics, the tide seems to be turning, as more and more established designers are increasingly integrating sportswear in their latest collections.
On the streets of Berlin you saw her last year: First Men’s sweatpants strolled through Prenzlauer Berg, in the company of elegant women casual blazer or Herrensackos. In the summer, Jil Sander was the renewed love affair between sportswear and high fashion her blessing: As on 24 June 2012 reported that combined the best-known, German designer knee-length board shorts with classic double-breasted suits. The freedom-loving surfer shorts and a disciplined business jacket. Well, what if that goes well this time?
Sportswear Fashion Revival
For the first time since the 80’s come according to our site from 24.07.2012 Again T-shirts, sports jerseys and training pants “fresh off the track ” on the major catwalks. The “decade of bad taste ” seems to forgive and forget it. Currently, the sports clothing from upscale fashion industry is almost idolized.
Around the turn of the millennium we saw already first hooded jackets that the zipper hoodies from the late 70’s homage quite confidently. In the 80s captured the subsequent fitness craze offices and commercial floors. But the first leggings, bodysuits and legwarmers were a fashion disaster, because in contrast to today’s textile fibers, already chanted the 80’s sports clothes out when worn. It is no wonder that the fashion establishment outlawed the sportswear for over 20 years as an underdog styling.
However, there is a comfortable garment, whose sportive origin is no flaw in the best circles and that is continuously present: the polo shirt. In the 30’s Rene Lacoste discovered the light and movement-friendly sports jersey in the sweaty, Indian polo. The French professional tennis player brought it back to Europe and introduced it successfully to the buttoned-up, European Tennis sports. So when Jean Paul Cautier receives the Polo Shirt 2012 in his acting, then this is not a sportswear revival, it is the inclusion of a fashion classic, but that’s another topic!