Tracing back to the time when, that pair of Isabel Marant’s wedge sneakers was in a swelling rush to have almost every fashion insiders, from senior editors, notable bloggers to somewhat showgoers or even the dashing unknown someone, traveled the familiar trajectory to stomp around fashion week in it. As a matter of fact, however, I wasn’t (and probably won’t for good) a huge fan of this somehow whimsical trend, for the wedges itself looks like, what Zac Posen has mentioned, a frumpy dumpy to me.
pastel coat + leather pants+ loose tank top. Sietske kills it with this pony hair slip-on sneakers by Zara
Studio Nicholson Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook
But thanks god, like every trickle-down trend, the tidal wave of the Isabel wedges waned fairly quickly. And we’ve got another trend swiftly swooped in. Judging by those street style arbiters, I think we would easily reach a consensus that the slip-on sneaker, which can be seen on either haute fashion houses or contemporary designers, is in its booming age.
Honestly speaking, the slip-on silhouette isn’t that new and creative, as seen on the original version by Vans in the Grungy 90s. Still, designers nowadays tend to add more haute sophistication to their high-end slip-on sneakers. Going from Givenchy’s slip-on which is covered by its signature lacing details while trimmed with leather, to that classic canvas slip-on complemented with vibrant ‘Fly Tigers’ print by Kenzo, or just taking a look at that furry ponyhair slip-on by Zara which has been snapped up in the blink of an eye, a slip-on sneaker is of that charm to go for easygoing perfection in a way that reminds me of somewhat the resurgence of grunge and pop culture. However, this pre-grungy something comes along alone this time, warmly embraced by the couture crowd. What’s more, if you’ve ever noticed the recent lookbook of Studio Nicholson, you must be astonished to find out that every look within is styled with that pair of Celine leopard slip-on sneakers. Now you may match your structured oversized coat with a pair of trendy slip-ons for some boyish scents. Or to push the boundaries more flagrantly, forget your killer heels for a while, for your smoky gowns are yearning for a break just like you do. And don’t forget to put a pair of Nike socks in it.
FFShop24 leopard | Celine checked
Givenchy sation and leather print | Celine neon yellow pony hair
Celine snakeskin | Vans leather
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edit: Judas Lee