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A little fashionable TLC

With Sarah Gale at the helm (looking amazing in Green with Envy’s in-house label Nicholas) along with the skills of stylist Philip Boon, the world-first tracksuit pant fashion show couldn’t help but be chic. Fashion supports Tracky Dack Day launched the fundraising event (to be held on the 1st July) for TLC for Kids. Below you’ll see the signature designs by LifewithBird, Ellery, Neo Dia, J’Aton, Dhini, Trimapee, Lui Hon, Alpha60, Carla Zampatti, Aurelio Costarella, Jenny Bannister (utilising a cut up wetsuit!), Anthony Capon of a.concept, Clarence Chai, Extinct and Rachel Gilbert.

“So how do you get wear tracksuit pants outside of the house (away from the track) & get away with it?”

Stylist Philip Boon: “Make sure they’re designer!”

Sarah Gale: “Funk it up with killer boots and fabulous jackets”

Becky Chua of Neo Dia: “Wear nothing but a perspex bra up top and no-one will notice your pants.”

Gavin Lowes of Neo Dia: “Bring back the 90’s. More parachute pants I say!”

Lui Hon: “With boots”

TLC for Kids provides cheer for seriously ill children via the provision of distraction boxes while they are undergoing treatments or by granting wishes. They currently reach 28% of sick kids but are obviously aiming for 100%. The idea of Tracky Dack Day came about as doctors and nurses encourage children to wear their tracksuit pants, rather than their pyjamas, in hospital to make them feel a bit more positive. You can support Tracky Day Day by wearing your trackies and donating $3 online or via text (sms your name and postcode to 199 222 88 for an automatic donation) on July 1st.

Carla Zampatti

Lui Hon

Clarence Chai




Neo Dia


Aurelio Costarella



Rachel Gilbert



Jenny Bannister

Photography – Edy Lianto

2 Thoughts on “A little fashionable TLC

  1. Oh these trackies are divine, and all for a good cause. I would wear them out for sure.

    I actually researched 150 people to see how they feel about wearing tracksuits in public (as you do!).
    The survey revealed 1 in 5 women own a ‘good’ tracksuit for wearing in public when not exercising, and 50% wear them out at least once per week. Yet 1/3 have very stringet rules for showcasing their tracky dacks in public. The full report here:

  2. Remember when cargo pants first hit the runway and quickly became acceptable to wear with heels for a night out on the town? On the one hand I think this is a genius trend which will take me from the gym to the street with ease but on the other tracksuit pants arent usually the most flattering pant styles are they?

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