Friday, 25 July 2014

Versus Versace x Superga Fall Winter 2014 Canvas Sneakers

Below: Want some funky prints and affordable designer kicks... here's Versus Versace x Superga sneakers to get you excited about!
Versus Versace x Superga Fall Winter 2014 Canvas Sneakers

In the competitive world of social media, standing out from the millions of like minded exhibitionists have been an ‘arduous’ effort. Getting onto street style photographer’s lens or garnering vast amounts of Instagram likes have been a steadfast trend for fashion fans all over the world.  It is what I call the peacock syndrome. Everyone prunes n shows off to visually compete for social approval. Perhaps that explains why colourful,  provocative prints gets readily embraced and is the express lane to getting noticed. GivenchyKenzoMSGM and many more designers have all leverage on this prints frenzy.

Kenzo has done their fair share to collaborate with street cred brands to bring their designs to a more accessible level. Their collaboration w Vans sparked off a buying craze as does the recent Riccardo Tisci X Nike sneakers.

But Kenzo ended their Vans collaboration after Fall Winter 2013. So if you want to fill the void for some accessibly priced designer kicks, perhaps the new Versus Versace collaboration with Italian shoe brand Superga will get your attention. Applying one of the key prints from the VERSUS VERSACE FW14-15 collection onto Superga’s historical SUPERGA 2750 model, the result is one pair of eye catching, fun and colourful design that captures the rebellious new style of VERSUS VERSACE. Clashing vivid colours and cut-up images of the brand, such as baroque detailing, the Greek key, and the VERSUS VERSACE logo can all be spotted on the eye catching print. This first SUPERGA x VERSACE VERSUS model is made with a cotton upper and a sole of vulcanized natural rubber, with a fabric SUPERGA label. The VERSUS VERSACE logo sits at the heel, which alongside the personalized box testifies to the uniqueness of the collaboration.
Below: Colourful and fun for all occassions! I want a pair:-P
The limited edition collection is available for sale now. Pick up a pair for US$150 or £99 in select Versus Versace boutiques and Superga stores, as well as shop.versace.com and superga.co.uk. (Note: Although these shoes are intended for the ladies, sizing runs thru till size 11 which will fit guys’ feet.) I want a pair!
Source: Versace, Superga

Monday, 14 July 2014

Valentino Fall Winter 2014 Mens 'Striped' Sneakers

Below: New design for Valentino sneakers this Fall Winter 2014... Definitely in my wishlist for the new season's must have footwear to buy! Interesting stripe design with square studs:-)
 Below: Works great for casual or even formal looks!
NEW for Fall Winter 2014: Valentino Sneakers with Stripe Detail

Lately, sneaker fever has hit an all time high. Sportive designs andd high fashion versions alike were well embraced by fashion conscious males all over the world. The allure of sneakers became so overwhelming that sporting theme became an important influence for designers for Fall Winter 2014. Most noteworthy were Givenchy's Basketball inspirations. Dries Van Noten also caught on the appeal of parachute trousers and John Galliano want men to take cycling tights onto fashion highway.

Credit for this sports interest can be attributed to the brands like New Balance and most notably Valentino who successfully match-make high fashion and sports with their highly successful Rockrunner sneakers. And for Fall Winter 2014, Valentino is further propagating the sporty frenzy.

If you are already a fan of Valentino’s rockrunner sneakers... rejoice. There is a new design for Fall Winter 2014 that is a must have and will offer a new option to expand your winter wardrobe. This time the new sneaker design is less running shoe and more basketball sneakers reminiscent of Converse's versions. But Valentino has up the luxe factor with fine leather and injected interesting details such as an eye catching colour stripe wrapped around the middle portion while embellishing the rear with their signature square studs. The result is a luxurious design that is both functional and appealing. This new design even got featured in Valentino's new FW2014 shoe ad campaign as shot by Terry Richardson. I love the green striped colour...  a great pair of shoes to take you casual or formal any day. My definite wishlist for Fall Winter 2014... I just need to find the SGD910 (Approx. €531) (available online at LuisaViaRoma) to bring these babies home:-P
Source: Luisaviaroma, The Sharp Gentlemen Valentino

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Shoes

Below: Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Collection (From top to bottom: Pik Boat Men’s Flat (SGD1400), Louis Spikes Mens's Flat in Multi-colour Spikes (SGD1900), Rollerboy Spikes (SGD2200)

Below: I love the Glitter Sirene effect that glams up animal skin textures with aplenty shimmer! The New Orleans Mens Flat with Gold, Purple and Black all mixed up with different textures and hues is my favourite! (From top to bottom: New Orleans Mens Flat (SGD1600), Louis Junior Spikes Mens's Flat in Glitter Sirene (SGD1300), Louis Rantus Orlato Mens Flat in Printed Pony (SGD1800)
Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes have once dominated the mens shoe scene when it comes to over the top, super glamourous shoes. With their spiked Rollerboy and Louis designs earning a place in the closets of the world’s most fashionable men, many other brands have taken the cutes and added spikes as their design considerations as well. And on the glamourous bling front, Giuseppe Zanotti has since given the red soles a run for their money, matching the intricacies and bold designs that male peacocks covet. So what will Christian Louboutin do this Fall Winter 2014 season to counter all these competition...

Here’s the mens collection for the new Fall season. The spikes are now part of the brand’s DNA and is still going strong, updated this season with multi-colour that reminds me of M&Ms chocolates. The very colourful spikes are appearing in fan favourites of Rollerboy and Louis models... so if you want colour, attitude and fun all at the same time, these will suffice perfectly.

For the more sophistication driven male peacocks, the “Glitter Sirene” treatments on many fan favourites will add real pizzazz to your look this coming Fall/Winter season. The Glitter effect done to mimick animal skin textures not only brings an exotic touch but also ensures maximum visibility to any parties you may attend. I ‘d go for the New Orleans Men’s Flat (SGD1600) which has Eveque suede, Glitter Sirene, and black patent leather for an interesting mix of colour and textures.

Tall boots are also part of the new collection with the 60mm heel, Pedro (SGD2100), being a standout. YSL may have their equally height enhancing Johnny boots way before, but the red soled version in brown Crosta Barbour suede are definitely noteworthy. If you prefer something lower, the Antonio boots (SGD2100) in cognac leather gets my vote!

Spikes or no spikes, Christian Louboutin continues to woo fashion fans season after season. What do you think of the new Fall Winter 2014 collection?
Below: Check out the tall boots which is quintessential for winter season (From top to bottom: Antonio Boots (SGD2100), Pedro 60mm heel boots (SGD2100), Louis Junior Spikes Mens Flat in anthracite cotton (SGD1300)

Source: Christian Louboutin