A trend like sportswear as fashion brings the inevitability of editorial contrasts. Sportswear juxtaposed against glamorous settings, or couture gowns worn on a sports field. That’s all visually interesting, but in reality the most gritty and captivating view of sportswear is when shown with realism; sweat-soaked, bandaged, and with a focus on being functional so the body beneath it can perform the amazing feats it’s able to.
With sporty fashion in 2012 being all about the sleek and the functional – of course with a stylish twist – there’s an understated beauty in that quest for performance. In Vogue Paris’ April 2012 issue Edita Vilkeviciute is the poster girl for fitness equating to beauty. The only luxury contrast here: jewellery and watches, which stand out against the bandages and sporty sweats as the silent heroes of the shoot.
Photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Geraldine Saglio, you can view more Edita Vilkeviciute for Vogue Paris at the gallery above.