Saturday, March 08, 2014

Seen on the cat walks

Chanel’s Fall 2014 show was held in Paris recently with a shopping mall theme. Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld put on a runway show with every model wearing Chanel Couture sneakers. The kicks are all handmade pieces crafted by Massaro . Created using python skin, tweed, lace, pearls and jewels, each pair of trainers reportedly took 30 hours of labor to make. The shoes will cost more than 3,000 euros. Versions of the Chanel sneakers and sneaker boot are tipped to sell well in the coming months.

The new trend for sporty fashion in the form of a high heeled trainer has not escaped Jeremy Scott and Adidas. Isabel Marant was the first to put the heel into the trainer and now Nike and high street brands have followed suit.

At the Iris van Herpen show in Paris, the Dutch designer best known for her elaborate 3d-printed designs and for outfitting Lady Gaga, called upon artist Lawrence Malstaf to create an installation on the runway reminiscent of embryos. Cat walk models wore seven-inch platform, heel-less shoes with shin guard-like shafts that wrapped around the back of their knees Footwear was in collaboration with United Nude, and these were created by 3D printing collaboration with Julia Koerner.

Continuing the theme for giving a hint of height to an otherwise usually flat shoe Mui Mui models wore wellies with a sturdy looking heel on the catwalk .The transparent shoes came in green and blue versions and were shown as part of the designers ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 collection.

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