With access to designer clothes and shoes most of us can only dream of, why is it that celebrities are so attached to their sneakers?
I mean, we already knew the appeal of the sneaker – they’re comfortable beyond belief – but it took the celeb set to make them cool, and the fashion crowd to make them versatile.
It really started with Isabel Marant, who first released the Bekket wedge sneaker in her 2010/2011 winter range.
Novel in design, the internal wedge gave you street cred as well as height, in a designer package. And didn’t the celebs just love it!
and Beyonce loved the sneaker, with Bey even wearing it in her “Love On Top” video. The sneaker had officially arrived!
The skater crowd may have made the Converse sneaker popular, but it’s celebrities who really made them the must have items of the past 5 years. It’s fair to say nearly every celebrity in the recent past has donned a pair, for their comfort factor alone, although it’s an added bonus they are eye wateringly cool as well.
Number 1 fan of the Connie has to be Kristen Stewart who wears them on the street and on the red carpet equally
although their style attraction comes from fashionistas like Diane Kruger popping on a pair.
By the time the Fall/Winter 2014 shows hit the stage, celebs and the fashion crowd were already wearing sneakers as a fashion item.
But, in the way only Karl Lagerfeld can do, it was when Chanel gave us the sneaker as a fashion staple in the Chanel Supermarket extravaganza, that the sneaker became THE fashion accessory du jour. From then on everyone from Rihanna
to Cara Delevingne
were popping a pair of Chanel kicks, joining Kylie Minogue
and Avril Levigne, who were already devotees.
Six months is a long time in the celebrity and fashion world, and by the time the Spring 2015 shows arrived in September 2014, the sneaker was well and truly a permanent fixture on the feet of the rich, famous and fashionable.
Here Vogue Japan Editor-in-Chief Anna Dello Russo sports her Marc by Marc Jacobs kicks on the streets of Milan
while in Paris, uber cool French style icon Caroline de Maigret has effortlessly popped her Adidas on to own this look.
And while sneakers are going NOWHERE fast, the new shoe on the feet of the fashionable is the flatform – a padded even platform on a sneaker type shoe. Stella McCartney’s shoes are the current must haves in this genre,
although there were plenty on the runway during the Spring 2015 shows, so watch this space.