The “ugly” tracksuit a must have piece this season. This classic style has evolved since the 70’s, it continues to inspire fashion leaders such as Gucci, Vetements, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Paco Rabanne and many more to create comfortable athleisure fashion. Is this a trend to last?
One second fashion history rewind
Bruce Lee in 1975 made the tracksuit popular. Run-DMC was the first hip-hop group collaborating with Adidas to create a collection; In 1987 they appear on their show wearing leather tracksuits, it became their trademark and a huge hit in retail stores. They have changed the concept of the bomber jacket and tracksuit and subverted by the use of an heavier material in this case leather, which is impractical for exercise. Today once again the tracksuit it’s a hit on the catwalks.
Get the looks from the catwalk
New kids on the block N.Hoolywood, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder, Ovadia & Sons collections emphasised the utility of tracksuit and bomber jacket. These styles are ideal to mix with jeans or suit trousers for a retro look. The choice of bold colours, blue, red and grey, green, and orange are ideal for any age group.
From left N. Hoolywood ss17, Tim Coppens ss17, N.Hoolywood ss17, Todd Snyder ss17. Pictures attributes to vogue.com
MALE ON TRACKS
A good option for work Monday the skinny-cut tracksuit by N.Hoolywood, double-breasted camel hair-coat by Saint Laurent and a clavar grandad collar striped cotton shirt by Dries Van Noten. Create your own style by mixing bold prints and basics.
Tracksuit street style
The tracksuit is here to stay with a positive image, it’s trendy, classic, and easy to wear for any occasion. Re-create your wardrobe by adding retro shirts and polos, and vintage knitted cardigans to complete the look.