HERE’S A lightly hyperbolic theory I’ve been mulling over the past few months: Clothes today are being designed like sneakers.
I’m not suggesting that every shirt or sweater is meant to be plopped on your feet. Rather, the aims of contemporary sneaker design—Inject it with color! Mix the materials! Have it dominate an outfit!—are bleeding over into the rest of our wardrobes. Today, luxury clothes like Bottega Veneta’s alligator-green, corduroy-esque trousers or Gucci’s geometric-motif, double-breasted suit throb with a hollering hype normally reserved for the sneaker section. Read more at Wall Street Journal.