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.

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Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12
Edita Vikeviciute: Vogue Paris, April '12

Photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Geraldine Saglio, you can view more Edita Vilkeviciute for Vogue Paris at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.