This post is inspired by a recent article for Farfetch’s Style Guide report. And while the minimal sneaker trend is nothing new – and dare I say revolutionary (with exception to the introduction of excessive embellishment and logo mania), it is a trend that is here to stay. And I for one am overly content with its prolonged presence in fashion circles. Aside from the obvious comfort factors, their overall design and essence remain one that will be forever hard to perpetuate. And all thanks to that air of effortless cool, of coveted model-off-duty vibes and nonchalance. Even a former Parisienne native perhaps? Because it is that seemingly natural attitude and grace akin to those polished Parisienne’s most style mavens aspire to replicate.
That said I am still rather inclined and drawn towards minimal sneakers that resonate as mere objet d’art than traditional sports or sartorial gear. For example my new pair of Gucci’s that I perpetually snag the studs against my furniture. There is something undeniably appealing and alluring about minimal sneakers that are brave enough to bare it all. Their seemingly sleek demeanour that is only achieved via minimalism. A rarity for some, a fine art for others, always covetable. Almost always monochromatic or with the addition of a few fine lines and never paired with splotches of contrasting patterns or prints. Its homogenous nature marks it as the quintessential style chameleon; wear it with denim or pair it with silks. Use it day or night, globe trotting or racing through fashion week. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to minimal sneakers and fashion.
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This has been a collaborative post for Farfetch. Opinions and words expressed are my own