THE REBIRTH OF THE SNEAKER AS AN ITEM OF STYLISH LUXURY IS SURELY ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE FASHION TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR. WITH MORE AND MORE DESIGNER LABELS INCORPORATING EXQUISITE SNEAKERS INTO THEIR COLLECTIONS, WHAT WAS ONCE LITTLE MORE THAN A GYM ESSENTIAL OR A WORKING WOMAN’S SOLACE ON HER DAILY COMMUTE, HAS MIRACULOUSLY MORPHED INTO THE NEW MUST HAVE ITEM OF LUXURY.
Taking the classic white leather sneaker and adding a bold colour-band in blue, green or burgundy across the top, Valentino perfectly merges sports and high fashion. Add the eye-catching row of tone-in-tone square studs that line the back and you are looking at a shoe that will most definitely elevate your outfit. Worn with a slick suit or more playful patterns, the Valentino sneaker lends just the right amount of captivating cool. Another subtle stunner is the sneaker designed by Alexander McQueen. Again taking a classic plain leather trainer, McQueen adds an edge by working in a few extra centimeters into the sole. This medium thick platform shoe will work wonders when worn with a pair of denim jeans or a statement skirt.
If however you like it a bit louder and prefer sneakers that mix things up a bit more, Saint Laurent might be the perfect choice for you. Introducing a star-print lace up sneaker that comes with both metallic and plain toe caps, this shoe is playful, artistic and edgy all at the same time, depending only on how you style it. Even the mother of all couture, Chanel, is turning heads with its Cara Delevigne inspired range of super stylish sneakers. And as not to forget whose fashion footsteps you are walking into, Chanel has clearly branded the bottom of their soles with their signature crossed Cs. Lastly, Acne presents a pristine and pure leather sneaker that is as confrontational as it is subdued. Kept in the brightest of plain whites, this shoe will look amazing with almost anything. Combine it with a cute dress, bright colours or a sophisticated suit and you are sure to turn a vast number of admiring heads.