The sportswear look has been around for the last couple of years but this year it has really escalated from it being acceptable to parade in your gym gear pre-workout, to being a huge trend for those of us who have never even set a foot in the gym. Take adidas Originals for example, they’ve teamed up with both Rita Ora and Topshop separately to produce capsule collections for this sea son once again – and are taking up a lot of room in the high street.
A large part of the sportswear trend is mesh. Often seen layered up in bright colours during the day but taking a different edge for the evening or for a smart city break where it can be worked in black with nothing else underneath, giving a modest peek-a-boo effect.
Mesh was picked up on by the fashion press as a key catwalk trend from both London and New York Fashion Weeks last year, and was seen at the SS15 shows of Alexander Wang, Philip Lim, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Versace, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana…the list could go on.
Solillas had already predicted it as a key trend long before the catwalk shows and we started work on our own mesh design well over a year ago, Urbana, which now forms part of the new styles introduced for SS15.
Mesh pieces are easy to wear and walk the line between sporty and sexy – giving you a sense of edge. We suggest pairing with something more refined such as a pair of skinnies or tailored dungarees and blazer – for a very wearable hint of sports luxe.