The sporty surprise on the catwalks of haute couture.
Fashion has acquired a strong love lately with sneakers. In every street style photography there is at least one pair of Nike Air Max, or Adidas Stan Smith.
This trend seems to be jumped from the street to couture catwalks for Spring / Summer 2014! Raf Simons for the house of Dior, but also Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, transposed the street trend and combined it with dresses and haute couture.
Initially it was the sports shirt – sweatshirt following the baseball type of hat, and now sports shoes or sneakers enter so dynamically in our daily outfits even outside the gym. A few years ago, sports shoes were only for the gym and none of us dare to wear them outside, beyond those that had generally choose a sport look.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a Chanel pair of sneakers of course. The legendary Parisian house showed the way, it’t in your hand to adapt the more affordable labels will help you, I recommend Nike and new Balance.
With this recent notability with sneakers these days, companies like Nike and New Balance in their effort to please the general public have grown the range of designs and colors. Nike sports shoes are timeless choice, and with such a variety of colors can undoubtedly satisfy all tastes.
Next spring Forget about heels and flats. With Chanel show the way with the haute couture collection, the trainers will be the ultimate shoe for fashionistas everywhere. The trainers, therefore, have their honor and Riccardo Tisci of maison Givenchy comes to do even more coveted by releasing a collection in collaboration with sportswear company Nike.
A close-up of Tisci’s designs for Nike
The first samples of of this cooperation will be released on the first day of spring and is a version of the classic Air Force 1 in four designs in white color (one of them reaches to the knee). A month later, on April 1, will be released this version in black.
As for Riccardo Tisci, choosing the Air Force 1 is not fortuitous.
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” says Tisci. “I travel all over the world, and I see people wearing the Air Force 1, and they wear it in so many different ways. And so I was thinking, what is the essence of the Air Force 1? And how do I take that essence and make my own statement?”
Tisci continues, “For me the Air Force 1 is not about gender, it’s not about a particular city, nor is it about a certain style. The community decides. It’s democratic. It’s love.”