Monday, March 10, 2008

In the Swim?

I quite fancy sports clothing. When I was an undergraduate I taught aerobics (low impact was just making its debut then) and treasured my super-cool black-and-purple Nike shoes. I’d wear them to class and later go running in my color block tights, feeling sleek and athletic.

I still love to dress in well-cut, well-fitting pieces for the gym. But do these clothes make a successful transition to the street? Miu Miu tried for fall 2008, and I can’t say I’m thrilled.

Miu Miu has combined the swimsuit chic of Liza Bruce and Body Glove with a generous dollop of Sgt. Deanna Troi, then seasoned the mix with warm-up suits, and the effect is eclectic, to say the least.

I don’t know whether these watery spacey togs will be worn, but I can safely say that I’d rather have one of the sherbet-colored swimcaps from the above New York Magazine cover.

4 comments:

enc said...

I've been known to wear many wacky things to the gym, and on the street, but I'm not brave enough to try this. It's cool, but cool for someone else. I like the imagination behind it, though.

Imelda Matt said...

Is this the future of fashion? Miss Cavendish you pose a question that I'd like some answers to, who exactly will cough up the dosh for those gruesome nasties??

I'll be back to read other's thoughts.

riz said...

I think this look pushes it a bit. I'm not sure what I thought of Miu miu. I mean she so easily picked up on themes from the Prada collection, just as he did between Prada Men's to Women's...too many similarities. But I do like the NYMag issue...

miss cavendish said...

Welcome Imelda--and hi everyone! Thanks for your comments on this avant garde look. I'm still rooting for the Esther Williams bathing beauties from NY Mag :)