Brand Buzz: A.C. 1896

1896 was the year of the first modern day Olympic Games in Athens, and the clothing athletes wore would probably pass for semi-formal in a modern day city. Well-built sportswear was found on participants in even the most strenuous of physical tests. Those games were the inspiration and namesake for designer Lynne Hiriak’s collection called A.C. 1896 that dropped recently at Barneys in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. The lineup features a sweatpant, crewneck and hooded sweat, all in 100% cashmere French terry knit, which is about as luxe as you can go with leisurewear.


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