December 12, 2013 New York
While these new and improved VPL pieces now perform better than ever at the gym, they still make strong sartorial statements on city sidewalks and beyond. Bartlett demonstrated their range with her creatively styled lookbook. Second-skin leggings were layered underneath rolled-up, asymmetric track pants, and the label's signature sports bras were worn backward. Other highlights here included a bomber jacket/sweatshirt hybrid, color-blocked tube skirts, and breathable knit pullovers featuring harness-like bands that curve around the shoulders. A standout pair of polar-fleece sweatpants, which were tailored to resemble relaxed men's tuxedo trousers (but still had an elastic waistband) nicely exemplified Bartlett's fusion of fashion and physicality. Forward-thinking ideas like hers beg for a collaboration with a major sports brand such as Nike.