The Varsity Look Goes Luxe

Designers are putting the sports back in sportswear, taking cues from classic athletic attire to offer a new model of utilitarian elegance.

Friday, February 01, 2013

"It was a real statement. I wanted this collection to have an obviously sporty flair: technical fabrics, neat cuts. I like the easiness of pieces like a leather baseball shirt and a printed windbreaker."
Véronique Nichanian, menswear designer

Basketball Tank

This retro-styled kid-mohair jersey isn't something you'll want to wear onto the court, but its bold color and streamlined cut make it a slam dunk anywhere else.

Prada ($820)

Styling by Richie Owings at Halley Resources. Runway photograph: courtesy of Hermès.
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