Prada Releases Smoking New Sandals
Adding to their fame-studded shoe collection, Prada has released a line of heels that ‘smoke cigarettes’. Setting a blazing trail on the runway, the only thing uncontroversial about the stiletto-line will be the shoe hanger suppliers that tip the scale back in a favourable direction. Adding to the Hot Wheels campaign plan, the smoking heels follow in a long line of Prada sandals, from gladiator to wedge and platform.
The Prada sandals have generated quite a stir in the fashion community, along with Christian Laboutin’s line of “Sex” pumps. Spelling out the world S-E-X when standing with one’s feet together, the $1400 shoes make quite the statement (and not just in your bank account).
In a similar trend, the Prada sandals for women are priced at $890 dollars and feature patented red lips with a cigarette leather strip dangling from their cherry pout. A tribute to the eighties, the high-fashion stilettos revert back to the fashion industry’s belief that smoking points to history and style instead of cancer and death. The Prada sandals echo the sentiments of Marc Jacobs, who hired Kate Moss to stylishly puff her way down his Louis Vuitton catwalk.
A statement accessory, the smoking Prada sandals showcase the nature of the highly competitive luxury shoe market. Sporting a pout that most women would kill for and perched atop the accessory hangers for shops, the daring shoes are sure to draw attention- their leather smoke trails aside.
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As if some sort of relay race, world major fashion weeks seem to be flying from major city to major city without a breath. With London, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks all coming up in the next month or so, everything from outlandish shoe fashion to Lady Gaga-esque statements, the world is about to get a taste of the upcoming spring/summer trends.
We often mention shoe fashion as the appropriate accompaniment to mens and ladies garments, but now organisers of the New York Fashion Week have recognised the power that a good pair of pumps can have on an outfit. They have created their first a stand-alone Shoe Week at Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week. No more being the beneficiaries of dress hanger recycling, the stilettos are stepping up onto their own platforms.
At long last, footwear freaks (the good kind) get a chance to be bombarded with the latest fashion trends, as they prepare to fill their walk-in shoe closets for the next summer season. With a focus on luxury footwear, those who are less enamoured by the ‘head’ and are more concerned with the ‘to toe’ element, will be tantalised by the new addition and dedication to shoe fashion. Various shows at the Fashion Week will showcase new trends for the impending seasons.
On September 9th there will be an entire day filled with invite-only exhibitions at the premier hotspot, Glasshouses. A grand runway show has been organised where shoes will find themselves at the centre of fashion attention.
Another major event during the week is the inaugural Sneaker Concert, where luxury sneakers and sneakerheads will be showcased and co-curated by the shoe fashion pioneer, Kevin Leong, CEO and Head Designer of his personal label, Origami.
This revolutionary event exemplifies the ever-changing nature of fashion and serves as a reminder that shoe fashion has much more weighting and independence in the market than was previously afforded. It’s clear that they deserve their own bespoke hangers on display for the entire world to see. Shoe Week runs from 6th of September to the 13th of September
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Fashion trends come and go and while the leaders of the pack are happy to fork out fortunes on the latest designer garb, the rest of us are content to update our look with a couple of trendworthy accessories. As we enter the new year and look forward to the days going longer and lighter, designers are hard at work creating accessories in the latest fashion.
From the designer accessories we have seen on the catwalks and lookbooks for the Spring/Summer collections, plastic accessories are going to be big. This is fantastic news for those of us on a budget because they are considerably cheaper than jewellery accessories made of metal and precious stones. Bags, sunglasses, shoes, watches, belts, badges and hair accessories made of PVC, Perspex or an acrylic sheet are also popular.
The accessories are funky and come in a range of bright colours, patterns and designs and may be made even prettier with fabric bows, rhinestones and pieces of plastic mirror. While some may seem more like girls accessories than those appropriate for a working woman, you can still incorporate this trend into your everyday work look by adding a stylish pair of sunglasses and bag to your outfit. Here are some of the pretty plastic accessories you may find in your local department or boutique store.