Dr Romanelli jacket, photo by Max Wanger
Individuality and Uniformity
Display highlights the street as the most crucial space where sportswear is worn as fashion.
Sportswear or sports-inspired fashion may seem a uniform type of dress. Lots of people wear trainers with a hooded jersey top and tracksuit bottoms. However, individuality is expressed through subtle differences and changes.
This section explores how homemade street adaptations - such as how laces are tied and decorated or how tracksuits are worn - have inspired designers to reinterpret trainers and the tracksuit. The practice of customising has motivated major sports companies to produce commercially customised goods.
In this section you can see:
- a top, trousers and mask by Vivienne Westwood
- Nike 'Curry Dunk' high-top trainers, customised by I-Saw using a technique called 'engraviti'
- double-tongued All Star trainers by Converse