Anorak, I’d like you to meet Trenchcoat. Shirt, this is Windbreaker. In his quest to unite sport and chic, Kris Van Assche made those introductions and more, yielding new hybrid garments and a crisp, youthful collection.

Putting a luxury spin on the activewear trend seen all over the Paris runways, the Belgian designer employed fancy fabrics — including Swiss pique — and crocodile prints, scattering scales across the front of a white shirt or plastering them over a backpack. Less convincing were the large-scale polka dots.

The tailoring was trim, with jackets abbreviated and occasionally fastening with varsity-style snaps in lieu of buttons. In Van Assche’s hands, sport and chic make fine friends.

Anorak, I’d like you to meet Trenchcoat. Shirt, this is Windbreaker. In his quest to unite sport and chic, Kris Van Assche made those introductions and more, yielding new hybrid garments and a crisp, youthful collection.

Putting a luxury spin on the activewear trend seen all over the Paris runways, the Belgian designer employed fancy fabrics — including Swiss pique — and crocodile prints, scattering scales across the front of a white shirt or plastering them over a backpack. Less convincing were the large-scale polka dots.

The tailoring was trim, with jackets abbreviated and occasionally fastening with varsity-style snaps in lieu of buttons. In Van Assche’s hands, sport and chic make fine friends.

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