Real heads know the following: Short bodycon dresses most certainly have their place, but the club lifestyle requires some sneaky comfort. Ease of movement, non-constricting silhouettes, and the sort of fabrics that vodka-cran spills slip right off of—but, you know, make it hot. And it is majorly the season of clubleisure. See: Adam Selman’s (perfectly named) A.S.S. line and, this week, the drop of Alexander Wang’s ’80s-dance inspired adidas Originals collection, as proof.
Including bike shorts, crop tops, track jackets, leggings, and other club/gym staples, Wang’s adidas offering is extremely dance-floor ready. The campaign also features real-life dancer Dakota Moore, a ballerina-turned-model, in a variety of movement-focused images choreographed by Tanisha Scott, who created the moves for Drake’s “In My Feelings” and Cardi B’s “Money” videos.
“Whether you’re active and sweating at a gym or in a club, we wanted to bridge the cross functionality and utilitarian purpose of performance with nostalgia and dance culture,” Wang told i-D. “It’s all about a collection for people who understand and appreciate the ease in all-day, all-night dressing.”
That all-day, all-night dressing is what summer is all about. It’s a time when comfort and breathability are important—and when you’re in the city and don’t get a chance to go home between work and going out, clubleisure is the answer. It’s also, simply put, fun as hell. There’s a reason recent headlines about Adam Selman’s new brand often contain phrases like “making fashion fun again.”
Selman, as a designer who’s made tour looks for Britney Spears and Rihanna, has an innate understanding of movement and style and sex appeal—and how all those things should fit together. His A.S.S. collection is a tongue-in-cheek good time with leopard-print crop tops and leggings, crystal bralettes, neon knits, and pleated tennis skirts.
Whether you’re more Jamie Lee Curtis as intense ’80s aerobic instructor in Perfect or Shelley Winter in Debbie Reynolds’ 1983 workout-video gem Doing It With Debbie, refusing to do ab curls, clubleisure has your back.