Pret-A-Sporter: Spring 2022 Collections

 
 
PRET-A-SPORTER!

CHRISTIAN DIOR ~ LACOSTE ~ FERRARI

 

It’s been three seasons since the Ready-To-Wear collections were presented live. We could not be more excited for the return of our semi-annual feature, PRET-A-SPORTER! From the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we present the sportiest looks for Spring 2022:

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The SOS Covid Report: Power Up The Vax

 

 

Back in May we did a follow up piece with Dr. Richard Firshein on our guide to the three Covid vaccines (read here). At that time, the FDA and CDC had just recommended resuming the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a pause due to rare cases of blood clotting that occurred – in one case resulting in death. Despite vaccinations being on the decline at that time, there was a feeling of optimism as cities were reopening. It felt like things were getting back to normal just in time for summer.

Then came the Delta variant and the surge in cases among the unvaccinated. With breakthrough cases, booster shoots, and new kinds of treatments the latest topics of discussion, we wanted to check back in with Dr. Firshein for an assessment on the state of Covid and the pandemic’s evolution. Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine and our go-to expert for the latest medical news and information.

STYLE OF SPORT: When we last spoke, it seemed like we might be getting out of the woods with this pandemic. I’m hearing that again now. But I remember you saying about how insidious this virus is, and how it loves people who are unvaccinated because that’s where it mutates. While Covid has become the pandemic of the unvaccinated, they keep it a threat to us all. Read More

 

The Orange Krate Returns!

 

THE NEW SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE

 
Hey kids — you grown-up ones too — the Orange Krate rides again! Schwinn has brought back their iconic chopper style bike, a staple of many of our childhoods, now available for a limited time. This vintage replica features the classic Sting-Ray frame, springer fork, banana seat, and high-rise handlebars. It wouldn’t be complete without the larger 20” wheel in back and a smaller 16” wheel in front – complete with those shiny aluminum fenders!

Schwinn first introduced the best-selling Sting-Ray in 1963. In the heyday of motorcycles, muscle cars, and drag racers, kids in California were customizing their bikes to look like choppers. Al Fritz, Schwinn’s director of research and development, created the Sting-Ray to replicate that style. The Sting-Ray became the bestselling bike in Schwinn’s history. Read More

 

Take It Outside

 

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Fashion hits the trail for fall 2021 inspired by the great outdoors. We bring the season’s style essentials together in this collection, and the gear to go with it!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: L.L. BEAN X TODD SNYDER. Todd Snyder has partnered with L.L.Bean again with the Upta Camp collection, putting his signature fashion spin on their heritage classics.

DECATHLON 2-SECOND WATERPROOF TENT $79 -$199. As easy to put up as it is to take down, Decathlon 2-Second tents are waterproof and wind resistant, tested under tropical rain and in 30 mph winds, for stress-free camping getaways.

NOCS PROVISIONS ZOOM TUBE 8×32 MONOCULAR TELESCOPE $75. Bring nature in for a closer look with the Nocs Provisions Monculars. Pocket sized and ready for adventure, they are rugged and water resistant in rain, fog, or snow. 4x zoom multiplier changes focus of the lens and converts for a microscopic view.

TOPO DESIGN QUICK PACK $69. Sling it over your shoulder or wear it around your waist, the rugged Topo Designs Quick Pack is big enough for your daily essentials with a padded main compartment and internal organization pocket too. Read More

 

BE BRAVE: Special Olympics x Parsons

 

33-YEAR OLD SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE DANIEL FLETCHER IN DESIGN BY PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN STUDENT WEIJING XIAO

“As designers in this over-consumption, over-production world, we are constantly thinking if what we’re doing is meaningful. What is my clothing contributing to the rest of the world? In this circumstance, I realized you can actually do something that moves people and makes people feel confident.”

— Weijing Xiao

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NIGEL BARKER

In January of 2020, a new course was introduced into the Parsons School of Design curriculum in partnership with Special Olympics. It was initiated through a connection with Special Olympics board member and fashion model Natalia Vodianova, and offered students the opportunity to create designs for Special Olympics athletes. Taking a collaborative approach, students and athletes worked to conceptualize, design, and create figure skating uniforms. The mission was to amplify the voice of Special Olympics across the world of sport, fashion, and education, and generate new possibilities for inclusion and social justice.

Proving so successful in its first year, the course was offered again in January of 2021. For this semester, students were given the assignment to design both tennis and track & field uniforms for the athletes. Celebrated fashion photographer and Special Olympics Champion Ambassador, Nigel Barker, served as a mentor throughout the design process. Read More

 

Love All

 

 
Hey tennis fans! The Grand Slams may be done for 2021 but the spirit of US Open continues in NYC at the Wilson NY Pop Up Museum.

For more than forty years, Wilson has been at the center of New York tennis as the official ball and racquet stringer of the US Open. The pop-up pays homage to their history in the game with the exhibit: Love All: A Wilson Tennis Experience. Highlighting the groundbreaking athletes like Billie Jean King, Jack Kramer, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer, their iconic racquets are on display, in addition to the new Kith x Wilson Pro Staff 97.
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La Vie En Rose… Gold!

 

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There’s gold, and then there’s rose gold! With undulating variations in hue, rose gold adds extravagance and glamour to even the sportiest of gear!

 

IMPALA QUAD SKATE MARAWA ROSE GOLD $119.95. These rose gold skates with marble wheels and a hologram finish are ready to party! Constructed with top-quality components, they can handle any street or rink in style.

MONTEC SCOPE GOGGLES $129. Hit the slopes this season in these new Scope goggles from Montec! High-style rose gold lenses are offset by a minimal cylindrical frame. Fully vented, dual-layer flat lenses prevent fogging, and lens-lock system makes swapping lenses a cinch.

CASIO G-SHOCK GMWB5000GD-4 $600. The GMWB5000GD-4 is the newest model in the G-SHOCK premium Full Metal Series, and the first to feature a rose gold ion plated finish. It comes equipped with Bluetooth Connectivity and self-adjusting time/date display.

SUPREME X THE NORTHFACE METALLIC BOREALIS BACKPACK $399. From the SS18 collaboration collection with The North Face and Supreme, this special edition of the iconic Borealis Backpack is still available on select resale sights like Stock-X and GOAT. Read More

 

Ultramarathon Man

 

 

I’ve run the NYC Marathon 3 times. 26.2 miles is a heck of a long way to run, not to mention the hundreds of miles you log training for it. At no point on any of these quests did I think to myself, ‘26.2 miles just isn’t enough… I really wish it was longer’. But in the booming sport of ultramarathons, races are 50, 100, 135 miles, and even longer. Equally as grueling as the distances are the conditions in which they are run.

Dean Karnazes is often credited with that booming popularity, and putting the sport of ultrarunning onto the map. For him, a marathon is a training run, and he usually runs one before breakfast. Karnazes completed his first ultramarathon in 1993. His first 100-miler was the famed Western States Endurance Run, a race that has become the marquis event of the sport. With just 369 spots, there are nearly 10 times the number of applicants. It’s the ultramarathon everyone wants to run, and comparable to the NYC Marathon, there is a lottery to get in. Karnazes is an 11-time 100-Mile/1 Day Silver Buckleholder in the event, which is awarded for completing the race in less than 24 hours.

In addition to other unfathomable challenges is the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon. It is run across Death Valley in the height of summer where temperatures have climbed as high as 130 degrees. Karnazes won it in 2004, in addition to five other top-10 finishes from 2000 to 2008. At the opposite end of extreme, he has run a marathon in the South Pole, with temperatures as low as -40 degrees. He has run across the United States from Disneyland to New York City in 75 days; 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days; and, just this summer, 1000 miles across Australia. Read More

 
 

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