New generation of leggings: bicycle shorts are back
Just when much of the general population started to get comfortable with leggings (as long as they were worn with a long top, of course), envelope-pushing designers are making the tight-fitting togs edgy again by bringing the hemline up…way up. Get reacquainted with bicycle shorts—the layering staple of the grunge era—because come next summer, we’ll be seeing them all over the city. For 2010, DKNY did them in neon pink (worn under shorter shorts) and Louis Vuitton had a brocade version. Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Miu Miu have also pushed the pedal. And, thanks to designer Thom Browne’s spring 2011 Gamme Bleu collection for Moncler, we might see the slim shorts on men, as well.
Toronto daredevils can pick up a pair from Covet, a Canadian line known for using organic and sustainable fabrics, now on sale for $25 at Lavish and Squalor. The cotton and lace confection also comes in grey, blue, beige and black.
Lavish and Squalor, 253 Queen St. W., 416-599-4779, lavishandsqualor.com.