Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
TOUR DE STYLE
Milan: Inspired by the Tour de France, Thom Browne again successfully established that activewear can be stylish and functional at once. Held in an old Milanese velodrome built in the 1930s, the collection featured desirable pieces in muted reds, blues and tinted neutrals, merged with the compact silhouette Browne is known for. The allover motif (which becomes a signature each season for the designer as well as the label), was a tiny bicycle, underlining the collection’s theme. Summer-weight layering was key: leggings, bike shorts, cropped pants, snug jackets and “cycling blazers” were worked into ensembles that sported reinforced details and waterproof fabrics. As each model completed their walk around the track, they hopped on a bike and rode away.
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