You don't have to borrow from the boys to look sporty this season--there's a new take on the trend and it's more girly, more grownup, and very rebellious.
We spent the weekend spying not-quite-jock looks on the runway all weekend; there were fanny packs at Lacoste, track pants at Jonathan Simkhai, sweatshirts at Calla, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, and Otswald Helgason, baseball hats at DKNY, and sporty jackets at Rag & Bone, Charlotte Ronson, Tanya Taylor, and Rebecca Minkoff. Not to mention the fact that both Rachel Antonoff and Lauren Moffat had tennis-themed presentations (the clothing was equally inspired).
Antonoff told us how she imagined a wardrobe for her bad-ass badminton chicks: "I feel like this girl has kind of a country club vibe, but she's more like Brenda Patimkin from Goodbye Columbus
. She doesn't give a sh*t and she probably sneaks booze in. She doesn't really care what her parents think—but she's still a little bit like Veronica Lodge from Archie (
only a tiny bit, because I think it's the most misogynistic character ever invented)."
Moffat imagined her athletic-tinged designs in a very specific setting: "We were drawing inspiration from the proper lawn tennis outfits. And the juxtaposition of that is a colorful city pool." Translation: A little bit preppy, but still totally wearable--whether you made varsity or have never picked up a racquet in your life. (It's cool if you don't feel like waiting for spring, because there are some pretty rad tennis skirts for fall, too).