The active lifestyle has become an integral part of metropolitan living’s very fabric (see-through “luan”, be damned): Just as voraciously as we consume “cronuts,” we trek to Soul Cycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, or 305 Fitness to sweat-it-out for a good hour of bod-blasting intensity.
Ergo, it’s only natural we flaunt our Mobama arms and sinewy quads with great taste and slick style. For these reasons, VPL’s Spring 2014 collection just might be the answer to our prayers.
Shown at a retro, wood-floored gym in Chelsea, the collection’s function was emphasized via having its cast of models put through a set of elastic-resistance-band-enhanced calisthenic paces. As the gals worked up a dewy shimmer (in lieu of a sweat) we fell in love with the notion of looking runway ready on the treadmill, or editorially fetching in the front row at Zumba. The elevated leggings, support camis, and compression shorts strutting and stretching before us engaged the brand’s signature color-blocking and broad contrast banding to stellar effect. You could just as easily see Azealia Banks rocking one of these numbers at Ultra Music Festival, as Tracy Anderson doing so during your private in-home sessions with the fitness guru (we can dream, right?).
The styling helped push the point home as dolman-sleeved sweatshirts, drop-crotch dohti-pants, and tomboyish b-ball-shorts were paired with fab sneaker-sandal hybrids and tubular retro-modern headbands. By the end of the presentation, these “total” looks had us convinced that it’s about time “street style” make way for a younger, more health-conscious cousin. Ladies, are ready for “sweat style”?