This is What Fashionable Athleisure is Supposed to Look Like

Written by W Staff
Photographs by Emma Summerton

If you’ve never stepped inside New York’s Dogpound gym, modeling’s workout hot spot as of late, this is what it looks like: Models as far as the eye can see in fashion’s finest activewear. Well, on its best day anyway. In her newest editorial for W‘s April issue, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert takes some of fashion’s most recognizable faces, from Dilone and Grace Elizabeth to Mitchell Slaggert and RJ King, and drapes them in athletic clothing that’s anything but comfortably boring, from Fendi and Dior sports bras and briefs to Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane sneakers. In a shoot photographed by Emma Summerton and choreographed by former Madonna dancer Salim Gauwloos, this is athleisure at its best.


From left: Moncler Gamme Rouge jacket and shorts; Bally shirt; Tuleste rings; Dior sneakers. Joseph top and jackets; Calvin Klein Underwear bralette; Yang Li skirt; Agmes cuff; Versace boots. Dries Van Noten jacket; Prada shirt; Moncler pants; Nike sneakers. Prada coat and shirt; Calvin Klein pants; Nike sneakers. Versace sweatshirt, skirt, and boots; (right wrist) Agmes cuffs; (left hand, from left) Courrèges hand cuff, Saint Ann Jewelry by Ann Marie Spinelli cuff, Agmes cuff. Balmain dress and pants; Ambush earrings; Spinelli Kilcollin cuff; Alyx belt; Dior boots.


From left: Mugler dress; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuffs; Fendi boots. Max Mara bodysuit, pants, and belt; Eddie Borgo earrings; (right hand) Bulgari bangles; (left hand) Chanel Fine Jewelry bracelets; No. 21 shoes. DKNY jacket, bralette, and briefs; Fendi sandals; Puma soccer ball. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shirt, T-shirt, and trousers; Nike sneakers. Mugler bodysuit; MSGM top (around waist); Eddie Borgo necklaces; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. cuffs; Versace sandals. Lanvin jacket; Outdoor Voices pants; Nike lanyard; Hermès sneakers; Hood By Air dress; Tuleste rings; Salvatore Ferragamo sandals. Beauty note: Smooth your moves with Yes To Shower Cocktail Body Wash Hydrating.


From left: Fendi sports bra and briefs; Chromat top with detachable sleeves; Eddie Borgo necklaces; DKNY shoes; Alexis Bittar Archive Collection bracelet. Dior bra, briefs, and boots; Roxanne Assoulin choker; David Yurman bracelet.


From left: Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Tory Sport skirt; No. 21 sandals. Dior Homme cardigan and pants; Calvin Klein Underwear briefs; Adidas Originals sneakers. Fendi top, pants, and boots; Paco Rabanne shorts; Altuzarra earrings; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz black bangles; Alexis Bittar Archive Collection bangles. Chloé dress; Speedo USA bra (underneath); Altuzarra earrings; Nike lanyard (worn as choker); (bangles, from top) Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz, David Yurman, Dinosaur Designs; Fendi boots. Stylist’s own swimsuit; Cartier necklace; Fendi sandals. Gosha Rubchinskiy x Sergio Tacchini jacket and pants; Gosha Rubchinskiy x Fila sneakers. Fusalp jacket; AMI Alexandre Mattiussi pants; Fila sneakers. Prada top, shorts, and belt; Altuzarra earrings; (bangles, from top) Alexis Bittar Archive Collection, Dinosaur Designs, Dinosaur Designs; Salvatore Ferragamo sandals; Spalding volleyballs.


From left: IRO poncho; Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Dior Homme pants; Hermès sneakers. Proenza Schouler dress, feather slip, earrings, and sandals; Nike leggings; Roxanne Assoulin choker. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shirt, T-shirt, trousers, and sneakers; Spalding basketball. Tory Sport jacket and shorts; Paco Rabanne T-shirt; Alessandra Rich headband; Cartier bracelet; Miu Miu shoes. Acne Studios jacket and shorts; Balmain sweater and leggings; Christopher Kane sneakers. Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang shirt; Rag & Bone pants; Adidas Originals sneakers.


From left: Prada jacket; Roxy wet suit; Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang sneakers. Maison Margiela embellished jacket, skirt, and sandals; WXYZ Jewelry bracelet. Prada vest and pants; Nike lanyard and sneakers. Alexander Wang jacket and shorts; Roxy wet suit top (around waist); Prada neck strap; Fendi sneakers. Sacai jacket (around waist); Christopher Kane shorts and sneakers; EA7 swim shorts (underneath); A.P.C.O.V. tights; Prada backpack. Esteban Cortázar dress and leggings; Proenza Schouler earrings and sandals; Roxanne Assoulin chokers; Tuleste rings. Beauty note: StriVectin Stress Defense Hydrating Water Gel won’t leave you high and dry.