The Fashion Trainers | Trends SS13

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Call it the domino-effect of the Olympics but the sporty look is a huge trend for SS13. The everyday wardrobe is becoming rapidly infused with sporty silhouettes as accessories range from baseball caps, sweatshirts to sport-inspired bags. Still, it’s the footwear that’s really taken off.

Trainers were seen strutting down quite a few catwalks amongst which were Ashish, Junya Watanabe and Mochino Cheap & Chic. Some of Ashish’s collection of asymmetric cuts and sporty silhouettes were shown with white Reebok trainers, while at Mochino Cheap & Chic, the garments took on a truly feminine silhouette with beaded trimmings and bright pastel colours. Surprisingly there was not a heel in sight as the designer favoured Nike’s brightly coloured ‘Air Max’ trainers. Japanese designer, Junya Watanabe, perhaps most famous for his outstandingly crafty silhouettes and intricate couture shapes showed a brightly coloured collection more suitable to a 70’s retro Spock, paired his collection with sneakers by Puma.

Celebs were quick to kick-start the trend in the Autumn of 2012, just as the SS13 collections paraded down the catwalk. Perhaps to no one’s surprise, the models and front row celebrities soon sporting the trend consisted of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, singer Beyoncé and Rihanna who all chose to don the Isabel Marant ‘Willow’ sneakers. As spring arrived Kate Bosworth stepped out in her signature style of sheer feminine pieces layered with casual basics, but this time with a twist: she added a pair of concealed wedge sneakers and the look became an instant hype across the web.

WWIB-Trend-Spring-2013-Trainers-Street-Style-LookbookKate’s look was the perfect mix of ‘pretty and casual cool’ and soon took to the streets as bloggers and style icons quickly adapted their own versions, creating a rising sub-trend that are sure to see anyone through the season, dare I say the whole year? Isabel Marant’s wedge sneakers may have been what made the trend spin into near global domination, but it’s the various colour range of the New Balance 410 Trainers along with Nike’s Free Runners that’s caught the eye of the fashionable leading ‘street style’ crowd.

Do you fancy sporting the footwear trend this season? There’s just one rule: Make sure it stands out! Check out these stylish varieties: If you’re merely dipping your toes with this trend, I suggest replacing the old black converses with one like this Kurt Geiger London slip on (£110). Nothing makes you stand out more than colour so why not try this Pierre Hardy lace up sneakers (£367) or a budget-friendly Nike Free Haven for only £52? If you fancy jumping on the trend-wagon, 410 trainers by New Balance (£50) comes in a variety of colours or, washed-out burgundy shades are popular- I just adore this pair from ASOS (NOW ONLY £12).If you already have every style of Nike’s trainers, try this new summer plimsolls by Penelope Chilvers for only £88.  Lastly, if you’re more for Autumn’s high-top footwear try this KG by Kurth Geiger Parker Trainers (£55), perfect for Spring.



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