The Sportif Spirit of Fall
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
Videos Directed by Joe DeNardo
As the regrettably named “athleisure” trend continues to blur the line between pants and sweatpants, a new generation of designers—including Jonathan Anderson of J.W. Anderson and Loewe, Antonin Tron of Atlein, and Gabriela Hearst—is elevating technical fabrics and sporty silhouettes to new sartorial heights. The refined, fluid, and incredibly comfortable results of their efforts propose a fall wardrobe that balances sensual cuts with structured drapes.
I find a sensuality in sport—being in the body, being active—that I wanted to translate into the clothes.Antonin Tron
A veteran of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Balenciaga, Tron used silky jersey for almost the entire debut Atlein collection. “For me it is very much the fabric that guides the object,” he says.
As a designer, I’m much more interested in functionality than decoration. I balance the masculine and feminine in a way that’s comfortable.Gabriela Hearst
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez achieved sleek and artfully sliced shapes with a little help from artist Frank Stella, whose intersecting angles and monochrome stripes they referenced in a wearable collage of a dress.
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Tamara McNaughton at Streeters
Makeup Stevie Huynh at Bryant Artists
Model Julia Hafstrom
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