Babes With Brawn: Runway Fashion with Athletic Influences

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Athletic influences are really knocking it out of the park. Taking inspiration from everything from football jerseys to baseball trousers and wrestling boots, the references are obviously there. And we think there’s something refreshing about their easy appeal. But don’t underestimate the power of these pieces; the drawstrings and hoods don’t take away from their posh essence, instead they allow for the elegance to creep up on you in a subtle way.

1. BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sheath dress from the S/S 2012 collection, price upon request; available at Bottega Veneta boutiques, 9700 Collins Ave., Suite 144, Bal Harbour, FL 305-864-6247; and 699 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 212-371-5511.

2. BCBG

The Kaia dress, $428; and Soho jacket in 100% silk, $238; available at BCBGMAXAZRIA boutiques, 744 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 305-673-9997; 461 5th Ave., New York, NY 212-991-9777

3. CHANEL

Runway look from the S/S 2012 collection, price upon request; available at Chanel boutiques, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-868-0550; and temporarily located at 789 Madison Ave., New York, NY, through July 2012, 212-535-5505.

4.DIESEL BLACK GOLD

Runway look from the S/S 2012 collection, price upon request; available at Diesel boutiques, 933 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 786-718-1555; and 770 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 212-308-0055.

5. HERVE LEGER

Cora dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria, $2,800; available at BCBGMAXAZRIA boutiques, 744 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 305-673-9997; and 461 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 212-991-9777

6. DVF

Runway look from the s/s 2012 collection, price upon request; available at Diane von Furstenberg boutiques, 9700 Collins Ave., Suite 248, Bal Harbour, FL 305-865-1850; and 874 Washington St., New York, NY 646-486-4800.

7. HERMES

Leather wrestling-style sneakers, price upon request; available at at Hermés boutiques, 9700 Collins Ave., Suite 146, Bal Harbour, FL 305-868-0118; and 691 Madison Ave., New York, NY 212-751-3181.

8. MULBERRY

Drawstring track shorts in tweed, price upon request; available at Mulberry, 605 Madison Ave., New York, NY 212-835-4700.

9. ETRO

Cream and black viscose blazer, $2,762; Silk button-down blouse, $626; cotton knit swimsuit, $926; available at Etro boutiques, 342 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 1035, Coral Gables, FL 305-569-1669; and 720 Madison Ave., New York, 212-317-9096

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