The Best Fitness Moments from New York Fashion Week
Karlie Kloss Sweats Between Shows
"It may be fashion week, but I make sure to make time to work out and stretch out. Because feeling fit is always in fashion," she captioned her Instagram photo. The model is known for her lithe but toned frame, made strong by regular workouts using bands, light weights, and bodyweight.
Slicked Back Ponytails at Carolina Herrera
Orlando Pita, key stylist for TRESemme, created sleek, wet-looking ponytails wrapped with strips of leather cascading from the base of the pony for Carolina Herrara's runway show. The style is a chic take on a look you typically see after a sweaty gym session. Make it work for you if you don't have time to wash hair after a workout: slick hair back with gel from roots to mid-shaft and work through with a wide-toothed comb. Secure tightly with an elastic at the nape of your neck and wrap with leather.
Rag & Bone's Athletic Aesthetic
The sporty theme at Rag & Bone featured puffer jackets and vests mixed with lacy slips and lots of exposed zippers. Shiny nylon you might normally see on a windbreaker was used in pencil skirts, trim swishy pants, and a taxi cab yellow parka—the ultimate blend of activewear for the office.
Athletes Take to the Runway
Fashion models were nowhere to be seen at the Haute Athletics show, part of Nolcha Fashion Week, an event for independent designers that takes place during New York Fashion Week. Instead, the activewear brand used athletes like Team USA hockey goalie Brianne McLaughlin, fencer Faina Vitebsky, trainers, and fitness influencers to show that their styles are made for all body types, especially bodies with athletic curves.
Football Gets Stylish at Tommy Hilfiger
The designer that embraces Americana in all of his collections turned the runway into a football field to show off looks inspired by the iconic American sport. Tommy Hilfiger models wore jersey dresses, wool capes with athletic stripes, letter sweaters, and lace-up leather booties that resembled old-fashioned footballs. Sure, you may not want to wear them to play in, but the styles will look great in the stands come fall. Who's ready to tailgate?
VPL's Show in Motion
How better to exhibit the movability of an activewear collection than having people actually, well, move in them? VPL—the brand that was originally a ready-to-wear line and only recently moved over to fashionable athletic wear—streamed a live show of dancers and acrobats performing leaps, spins, contortions, and more in their fall collection. Leggings, sports bras, sweatshirts, drawstring skirts, and jackets done in vibrant, moody shades with color blocking, stripes, and piping look just as good in motion as they do on the street, making this a collection you'll want to live in.