Make Way For… Brazen Boots

For­get the cream: the only BB we’re into right now is of the shoe va­ri­ety

Look (UK) - - FIRST LOOK - words: Maxine eggen­berger @Max­fashed­i­tor

There are few things that can bring wom­ankind to­gether as one. Trump is most cer­tainly one of them (yes, we in­tend to keep go­ing on about it and no, none of us should be will­ing to let it go). An­other is shoes. That might sound like a fluffy, bor­der­line sex­ist state­ment, but it’s not: skirts aren’t for ev­ery­one and jeans are, well, jeans. But shoes? They’re a ba­sic hu­man right. Hav­ing said that, Ba­len­ci­aga’s un­apolo­get­i­cally bold boots might as well be the dic­tionary def­i­ni­tion of a lux­ury item. The brand’s cre­ative di­rec­tor, Demna Gvasalia, has re­in­stated the long-for­got­ten fab­ric of span­dex as a to­tally re­spectable de­sign tool for SS17. Prior to his sec­ond col­lec­tion for the French fash­ion house, this hadn’t been the case; stretch (and all its un­pleas­ant con­no­ta­tions) had been rel­e­gated to cheap dresses with eye­wa­ter­ingly low neck­lines. Now, though, it’s the height of fash­ion fetishism – and all thanks to Ba­len­ci­aga’s colour-pop boots, with their pointy stiletto and thigh-high pro­por­tions. We’d never have put money on these shoes see­ing the light of the high­street day – be­cause who’d be so brave as to at­tempt such a footwear feat? Mango. Of course! They’ve gone and done the nigh on im­pos­si­ble, cre­at­ing a wor­thy homage with an af­ford­able price tag. These baby blues won’t be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea – but Zara’s calf-graz­ing fuch­sia num­bers? They just might be. Wear with pink cig­a­rette trousers to cheat the Ba­len­ci­aga ef­fect. How you go about pro­tect­ing your new boots from the el­e­ments is some­thing we can’t help with, how­ever; span­dex spray doesn’t ex­ist yet. Get on it, Gvasalia.

Boots, £59.99, Zara

Boots, £89.99, Mango

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