Are Sweatpants The New Leggings? I Sure Hope So / by LD

Alexander Wang SS09

It started with Alexander Wang sending slouchy drop-crotch sweats down the Spring 2009 runway. While everyone else was still atwitter over harem pants, the venerable sweatpant was having a moment - albeit a quiet one - awaiting its time in the ephemeral trend-driven limelight. Then Garance put her two cents in and the Resort 2010 shows followed suit. And now the anti-suit is officially staging a coup on dressy denizens in fashionable cities the world over. So grab last year's black blazer, throw it over a salt-and-pepper pair of fleecy trou and for Heaven's sake, please do wear heels. The time for irreverence is now.

Alexander Wang SS09

Image by Garance Doré

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Alexander Wang Resort 2010

Rag and Bone Resort 2010