Victoria Bartlett delivered this season’s VPL collection via video rather than presentation. It made sense since she showed the performance gear in motion — on women running, dancing, skateboarding, doing yoga and playing tennis.

Utilitarian textiles included UV denim and antiwicking and scuba fabrics, worked on those quirky multipurpose sport/fashion looks that Bartlett does so well. There were sweatpants with silver tuxedo stripes, color-blocked gussets on baseball jackets and a great-looking nylon puffer in rose-and-black. All the requisite bloomer shorts, leggings and knits were there, too.

Activewear is now a fashionista favorite for urban street gear, but Bartlett was one of the first designers to see its double-life potential. For fall, she continued to give the niche new vitality.

Victoria Bartlett delivered this season’s VPL collection via video rather than presentation. It made sense since she showed the performance gear in motion — on women running, dancing, skateboarding, doing yoga and playing tennis.


Utilitarian textiles included UV denim and antiwicking and scuba fabrics, worked on those quirky multipurpose sport/fashion looks that Bartlett does so well. There were sweatpants with silver tuxedo stripes, color-blocked gussets on baseball jackets and a great-looking nylon puffer in rose-and-black. All the requisite bloomer shorts, leggings and knits were there, too.

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