Olympic-Sized Season Roundup

Olympics 2012 Fashion

Maison Martin Margiela Crystal Embroidered Masks

Vogue and Sperry Top Sider, an unlikely partnership one would think were they not acquainted with Sperry’s recent modern image overhaul. Not just a boat shoe brand any longer, the company has kept its design studios busy with newly reworked offerings like chic wedges, embellished sandals and high-heels. To have a first-hand glance, a few select fashion bloggers (myself included) gathered at Vogue and were asked to style the latest lineup of Sperry women’s shoes with racks from the Almighty Vogue closet.

To make things more interesting, the Sperry team asked that we coordinate our looks according to four given themes: ‘Tea Time’, ‘Tour Around Town’, ‘Wimbledon Whites’ and ‘Olympic Games’. It seems the Sperry team has been bit by the London Games bug just like everyone else, and with Resort season having just wrapped, we know Vogue is hip to the athletic undercurrent to last month’s collections. It was a fun and interactive two hours and to keep it the feeling going for a bit longer, it felt like an Olympic-sized season round-up was in order.

To cover “The Medalists”, it only felt apropos to revisit the haute couture collections for stunning looks in gold, silver or bronze (or rose gold – fashion’s new ‘bronze’). Satu and Celeste Greenberg would attest to that. The sister duo behind Tuleste Market have made a business out of the eternal spring of that holy triumvirate of gold, silver and rose gold. I thought of them immediately when it came to deciphering what kinds of baubles festive ladies the world wide would want to don during the London Games. (Make sure to check out some of their latest pieces at shopbop.com/tuleste-market).

Picking up from where the Vogue and Sperry event left off, ‘Tea Time’ had me thinking about feminine propriety, which luckily meant ‘prim’ as opposed to ‘stuffy’ this past Resort 2013 season (nothing dowdy about Marc Jacobs’ upholstery prints and boisterous colors), while ‘Tour Around Town’ (ideally London-town) begged for a look at Proenza Schouler’s new line of denim wares. White suits are having quite the moment right now, so you’ll see a fair share in ‘Wimbledon Whites’ (And shame that Phoebe Philo of Celine wasn’t in charge of the American Olympic team’s uniform [We know that wouldn’t make sense anyway] given the gorgeousness that are her new white sheer organza silk trousers). ‘Olympic Games’ is more of an all-encompassing thought, and the theme brought to mind everything from Tomas Maier’s track suits at Bottega Veneta to the Greecian goddess dresses at Viktor & Rolf.

Now dive in and get your Olympics fashion fix – there’s a little something for everybody.

Tea Time

  • Christopher Kane
  • Calvin Klein Collection
  • Erdem
  • Jason Wu
  • Marc Jacobs1
  • Missoni
  • Naeem Khan
  • Peter Pilotto
  • Preen
  • Thom Browne

Tour Around Town

  • 10 Crosby Derek Lam11
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Balmain
  • Chanel
  • Emilio Pucci1
  • Givenchy
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Proenza Schouler
  • Stella McCartney

Wimbledon Whites

  • Valentino2
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Celine
  • Gucci
  • J.Mendel
  • Narciso Rodriguez
  • Richard Chai Love
  • Roksanda Ilincic1
  • The Row
  • Acne

Olympic Games

  • Balenciaga
  • Viktor Rolf
  • Prada
  • Prabal Gurung1
  • Pedro Lourenco
  • Mugler
  • Lanvin
  • Kenzo
  • Donna Karan1
  • Bottega Veneta

The Medalists Gold

  • Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall 2012
  • Gold No21
  • Gold Michael Kors
  • Gold Marni
  • Gold2 Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture FW 121
  • Gold Elie Saab Haute Couture FW 121
  • Gold Christian Dior Haute Couture FW 12 belt1
  • Gold Carlos Miele
  • Gold Burberry Prorsum

The Medalists Silver

  • Silver Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture FW 12
  • Silver Chanel Haute Couture FW 12
  • Silver Christian Dior Haute Couture FW 12
  • Silver Dion Lee
  • Silver Lanvin
  • Silver Azzaro
  • Silver Oscar de la Renta
  • Silver Theyskens Theory
  • Silver2 Chanel Haute Couture FW 121

The Medalists Bronze

  • Bronze Alexander McQueen1
  • Bronze Alexis Mabille Haute Couture FW 122
  • Bronze Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture FW 121
  • Bronze J.Mendel
  • Bronze Peter Pilotto
  • Bronze Ralph Lauren Collection
  • Bronze Stephane Rolland Haute Couture FW 121
  • Bronze Valentino Haute Couture FW 121
  • Bronze Versace Haute Couture FW 121

The Medalists

  • Tuleste Market 1
  • Tuleste Market 2
  • Tuleste Market 3
  • Tuleste Market 4
  • Tuleste Market 5