In the previous Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris, Louis Vuitton has presented something that was never being showcased on their catwalk in the previous seasons. For the entire 39 pieces being paraded on the runway, they all had the same unanimous theme down under : the sneakers. Not that LV hasn't shown any sneakers before, coz they did for SS'14 by displaying some selection court sneakers with a metal plate on the front (much like Converse Jack Purcell's black line 'smiley' lookalike thing). But this one is not really very edgy unlike Givenchy or Damir Doma, nor like a signature thick-soled what Lanvin do - yet, they look merely like a typical sneakers sneakers. The one that you normally come across while you're strolling on the street or taking your jog around the park - yeah, that kind of sneakers if you know what I mean.
Despite the standout element there was the croc leather, I think LV is trying to tone down a bit the entire look to create an appeal towards another demographic in the fashion department - the sporty dudes like the joggers, the gym-goers, the hipsters down the allyways - who'd like to have a high-fashion statement in their typical outfit do.
But one thing for sure when I first stumbled upon the images of that Louis Vuitton SS'15 sneakers, I had one thing in mind: the design reminds me of my own cactus leather sneakers by Gourmet! [CLICK]