Gym class heroes! Designers channel old-school athletic wear at Fashion Week

In a throwback to afternoons spent in PE class, Fashion Week saw designers channel old-school athletic wear. Dion Lee, Christopher Esber and Alex Perry presented straight-from-the-locker-room looks featuring ribbed knits, double stripes and tailored track pants. We loved Perry’s aptly named ‘Varsity’ collection which referenced American college gridiron players. For a fashion-forward take on the trend, take inspo from Dion Lee, who played with proportions by pairing a stripey cropped turtleneck with an oversize bomber jacket. Too warm post-workout? No problem, simply make like the models and tie your outerwear around your waist. On the weekend, swap your running shorts for a high-waisted skater skirt, à la Alessandra Ambrosio at Alex Perry. For night time, follow the Victoria’s Secret angel’s lead and take it up a notch with a killer lace-up ankle boot and bouncy blow-dry.

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Bethany England
Bethany England is an up-and-coming writer with a passion for fashion and a flair for witty copy. After studying journalism at RMIT University, Bethany moved from Melbourne to Sydney in 2013. She has since been learning the magazine ropes at Bride, CLEO, Dolly and Women’s Fitness magazines and has relished every minute. Away from work, Bethany loves yoga and experimenting with superfoods at home. A self-confessed shopaholic, Bethany’s work as a fashion and lifestyle contributor for Sporteluxe allows her to combine her love of style, wellness and words.