There is no need for an expert opinion to proof that sneakers are the perfect mix of comfort and a good dress sense, just a look around the people walking the sidewalks to see it. During these times where the line that, esthetically, divides designer brands from street style is fading, it becomes unavoidable a connection between them. Again a pair of trainers becomes, for the million time, the objet of desire inside the fashion world. Therefore, this is the easiest way to wear contemporary designers pieces for the day to day wardrobe. At first thought, the structured creations of Rick Owens probably don’t bring to mind the definition of a casual look. However, his usual style got off the impressive platforms boots to adapt to the current footwear king: the sneakers. The color black, the flagship brand’s tone, is of course not missing in the alliance of Veja and Rick Owens, also accompanied by pop pink, honey and oyster. The unisex designs call, literally, to action. The spring-summer 2021 collaboration is the reinterpretation the Californian designer makes of the classic running shoes, plus a chunkier version in vegan leather of a hiking pair that is designated for a more natural scenery. Both models created from sustainable sourcing materials, a really important compromise to both brands.
On the other hand, the work of Dsquared2 for Superga recalls more an urban scenario than an athletic one. The Toronto duo puts its own particularly homage to their origins by stamping the Canada’s red leaf on a pair of classic Superga sneakers available in white, black or red.