Sport couture

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 March, 2004, 12:00am

Forget velour tracksuits and ghetto sportswear. Sports has gone luxe. This season's sportswear has a sense of refinement and sophistication, with silky fabrications such as slinky viscose jersey, satin charmeuse and liquid metallics. Designers such as Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Galliano have opted for oversized blousons, athletic shorts (and boy, are they short), silky leggings and racerback tanks. Nude tones are popular with sudden rushes of metallic shimmer, summer darks and tinted pales appearing occasionally to compete in the sports field.