FASHION

From Morning Stroll to Happy Hour, Parkas and Anoraks for Every Occasion

Sportmax, Isabel Marant, Bottega Veneta, and others imbue everyday spring style with athletic ease.

Photos: (Clockwise from top left): Courtesy Isabel Marant. Courtesy Bottega Veneta. Courtesy Sportmax. Courtesy Mary Katrantzou. Courtesy Valentino Spa. Courtesy Giovanni Giannoni.

Clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant, Bottega Veneta, Sportmax, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Valentino, Mary Katrantzou.

Comfort is the ultimate luxury. Easy, functional pieces like sneakers, backpacks, and active outerwear have infiltrated runways from New York to Milan, sending formality packing. This season, the humble women’s anorak and parka are front and center, bringing sportive energy to everyday dressing. Tomas Maier’s baby blue blouson for Bottega Veneta and Isabel Marant’s longline jacket with shoulder-accentuating metallic inlets double as swimsuit cover ups for poolside lounging. Garzia Malagoli, creative director of Sportmax—Max Mara’s athletically-inclined sister label—recasts the anorak as a roomy poncho with a rib border fit for layering during a morning stroll. Reimagining the silhouette as eveningwear, London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou and Raf Simons at Calvin Klein create fluid dresses in rich shades of navy, green, and red nylon that mimic the wet sheen of a spring shower. No matter the time or occasion, these elegant, lightweight garments will get you ready for a leisurely outing at a moment’s notice.

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