Luxe designs are added to traditionally low-key footwear for heightened appeal
Decadent diamond loafers and athletic chic bring comfort to the catwalk in 2014
Adding an element of familiarity, brands are reinventing typically casual fashion items with luxe and sophisticated designs. Adding diamonds and exotic materials to comfort-focused footwear choices like loafers and clogs, brands are combining approachable apparel with more exclusive aesthetics, reflecting a turn toward products that balance luxury and comfort.
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Making athletic chic – Lanvin Homme’s Men’s Sneakers
The slick sneakers for men will be made with luxurious materials including textures like calf leather, lizard skin and polished python. In addition to some practical neutral shades, the footwear collection for men also has some unusually bright shades like pink, orange and turquoise, plus crazy prints like zebra. The couture aspect of the sneakers can be seen in the fine details on the shoes, such as the laces, metal accents, zippers and flaps. The luxe Lanvin Homme men’s sneaker collection is set to launch in stores and on the brand’s website midway through September.
With tons of athletic footwear being showcased on the Spring/Summer 2014 haute couture runways, Lanvin Homme will be releasing its own collection of men’s sneakers next season.
New Collection From Halloway Boasts Bold High-Top Shoes for Men
HALLOWAY collection is a line of high-end sneakers developed by Dianne Halloway. Halloway sought out to produce limited edition, luxurious footwear for men of all lifestyles. Dianne Halloway shifted focus from streetwear footwear to high-end sneakers after being inspired by popular footwear styles and seeing a lack of high-end, fashion-forward footwear options available to men, she collected top quality materials to make the designs.
The designer draws inspiration from the reptilian class, which inspired the development of ‘The Black Python.’ Halloway uses the form of one toned colorway that offers a sleek, innovative update of the brand’s first class collection B.R classics. The Black Python Collection comes in three color ways. All footwear designs are made in Spain and come in an Italian leather briefcase.
Nick Cannon Commissioned a Pair of Shoes with 14,000 Encrusted Gems
These diamond loafers designed by popular jewelry creator Jason Arasheben were created exclusively for America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon to wear on the show’s finale. These luxurious loafers come with over 14,000 gemstone embellishments making these shoes retail for an extravagant price tag of roughly $2 million.
Cannon has been in the news a lot lately due to his recent split from songstress Mariah Carey but that hasn’t stopped the actor and host from living a lavish lifestyle. Cannon commissioned Arasheben to create these heeled loafers with several thousand white diamond squares encrusted all over the shoe’s silhouette. The shoes are so expensive that they broke the record for the pricest shoes in the Guinness Book of World Records.