Sporty luxe

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am


Fashion is gearing up for the Olympics in London as designers take inspiration from the fast and furious world of sports for their spring-summer collections. Colourful athletic separates ruled the runways at Kenzo, and Alexander Wang's models sported mesh bombers and biker shorts with exposed zippers. Track pants also appeared at Lanvin, albeit a more elegant version. It isn't just sportswear: designers are using high-performance fabrics such as mesh to inject a cool, casual vibe into jackets and skirts.

To work this look outside the gym, make sure you pick the right colours and materials. Pick sporty shapes made from luxe fabrics, such as silk, for a high-fashion look. A pop of colour also does the trick; try colourful stripes or a fluorescent handbag. But leave your trainers at home - unless they are Isabel Marant's super styling high-tops.


Aviator styles are the perfect accompaniment to your sporty look. Choose bright colours such as these electric blue Tejat shades (HK$2,999) by Ksubi from Ocular Plus.


While high-tops are all the rage, stand out with a pair of sporty ballerinas such as this style (HK$3,100) from the Karl Lagerfeld x Hogan collection.


Cross-body satchels have a sporty vibe, but can still look chic. Opt for a colourful style such as Goyard's new Belvedere bag (HK$15,500 to HK$22,700) with adjustable shoulder straps. For something functional, try this backpack (HK$1,950) designed by Tommy Ton for Club Monaco.