For the past few months, Kim Kardashian West has proven herself to be a die-hard lover of vintage fashion, stepping out in archival items by Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaïa, Versace, and Jean Paul Gaultier, with the latter’s slinky, tattoo-style items proving a specific favorite. Kardashian West’s obsession with scouring these throwback collections—and then finding things within them that also feel fresh and new—is trickier than it seems; her next-level eye has even created Vogue’s own resident eBay queen, liana Satenstein, second guess her talent for finding those precious gems. But now, the star is giving all that up in favor of an achingly cool emerging label.
Stepping out yesterday in la, California, Kardashian West was noticed in a custom outfit by the German brand Ottolinger. Since the brand’s designers Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient, who are Swiss however based in Berlin, launched the line in 2015, they have developed a modern, sci-fi impressed aesthetic that mixes body-conscious silhouettes with a lot of technical fabrics; their recent Fall 2019 collection even featured riffs on ski wear. Kardashian West selected to mimic that sporty feel with a skin-tight tracksuit, detailed with subtle roping. Meanwhile, fitted boots gave it a head-to-toe end.
So, does this switch-up officially finish Kardashian West’s retro kick? will she currently come to the futuristic athleisure vibe that was once her signature? judging by this ensemble, the solution is yes—and she’s chosen the perfect on-the-pulse style duo to nail the transition.