Inspired By: Luxe Leisurewear

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Sportwear’s assault on our daily wardrobes continues as designers add a sportif spring into our summer step. The middle picks up the mantle as the season’s new erogenous (and now workout) zone from Phoebe Philo’s Celine cut-outs to Julien Dossena’s leotard rifs at Paco Rabanne. On the street we saw crop bras replacing singlets, and track tops and pants (complete with go-faster stripes) teamed with party heels. Note that what we won’t be donning are gym bags: clutches and chain-bags have been deployed to keep this athletic look elegantly evening. On your marks…