Socks, tipped to be the new 'it' ac­ces­sory

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - HT CITY LIFESTYLE -

Sev­eral sight­ings both on and off the run­way are putting socks at the fore­front of fash­ion. For­get arm and wrist candy, it is time to put your best foot for­ward with the af­ford­able new state­ment ac­ces­sory.

Socks for men and women in all shapes and sizes are mak­ing a strik­ing re­turn to the run­way — from the thigh­graz­ing sock boots in Ba­len­ci­aga’s cap­sule for Paris con­cept store Co­lette to Kenzo and Prada’s lat­est stylish socks. Cut­ting-edge de­sign­ers are shar­ing some com­mon ground with seem­ingly fash­ion-for­ward Prime Min­is­ter of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Trudeau’s high­pro­file sock moves have been widely charted. The head of state never misses an op­por­tu­nity to show off his colour­ful sock sig­na­ture. On the open­ing day of the G20 sum­mit in Ger­many, Trudeau stole the show with a pair of red pat­terned socks that he had paired with tan for­mal shoes with quirky blue laces.

Wear­ing socks with train­ers makes per­fect sense, but socks and slides? The for­merly un­cool pair­ing was seen on the Louis Vuit­ton Spring 2018 run­way. If Vuit­ton says it’s okay, the old faux-pas must be worth in­vest­ing in!

Last month, Prada socked it to 'em with sporty acid yel­low socks and match­ing train­ers dur­ing the Spring Sum­mer 17-18 show at Mi­lan Men’s Fash­ion Week. Longer striped socks also fea­tured in Prada’s menswear col­lec­tion.

On the Kenzo cat­walk, Brighton rock-style candy striped knee-high socks ac­ces­sorised some of the stand­out looks from the la­bel’s ready-to-wear col­lec­tion. Mod­els rocked red and white, and black and white colour com­bi­na­tions worn with Birken­stock-style slide-ons in a fash­ion faux-pas bust­ing move.

The new at­ten­tion to socks comes in the wake of a num­ber of sporty footwear drops with a built-in sock de­sign. Alexan­der Wang’s sneaker for Adi­das is a per­fect ex­am­ple of how 'sock ex­po­sure' can be cool.

Cana­dian PM Justin Trudeau’s colour­ful red pat­terned state­ment socks stole the show at the G20 sum­mit in Ham­burg, Ger­many

PHOTO: MIGUEL ME­D­INA/AFP

Prada showed sporty acid yel­low socks and match­ing train­ers dur­ing the SS 17-18 show at Men’s fash­ion week in Mi­lan in June

PHOTO: BER­TRAND GUAY/AFP

Louis Vuit­ton paired socks and slides on the Spring 2018 run­way

PHOTO: FRAN­COIS GUILLOT/AFP

Candy striped knee high socks ruled the Kenzo Spring/Sum­mer 2018 run­way

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