Net Results: Spring’s Sports-Inspired Mesh Trend

On the fashion field, mesh has come a long way since gym class pinnies. For spring, designers covered all their bases to echo the sports luxe trend using netted, perforated and fishnet fabrics on baggy tees, loose-fitting tanks, ab-baring crop tops and peek-a-boo skirts and hemlines. Drawing inspiration from the uniform of professional athletes, this high-tech open webbing weave, typically reserved for the basketball court, transitioned Anthony Vacarello, Gucci, Rebecca Taylor, Alexander Wang and Rebecca Minkoff into a league of their own this season.