Versace seems to jump into the bandwagon with the other designers when they sent off the models wearing the sneakers-sandal hybrid yesterday in Milan's Spring/Summer 2013 show. If previously and currently Neil Barrett, Ann Demeulemeester, Kris Van Assche, Marsell, Gareth Pugh, etc, etc did the footwear that I called as 'shladiator' - the shoe-gladiator combo - it looks like Versace do take note and come up with their own versions. The result?
Very pumped up, super-edgy, quite OTT shladiators without a doubt. Some with the high-top look in metallic gold and silver stripes, some in lo-pro versions that equally fierce looking, and some in...erm, pink too (not in the pix). And, I do raise one question too: doesn't that triple stripes (bearing Versace signature Greek motifs) look a bit like Adidas? Or, perhaps Versace wanna collaborate with Adidas this time, as what the sportswear giant did with Yohji Yamamoto, Jeremy Scott and Opening Ceremony? Well, anything is possible in planet fashion!
[pix from style.com]
Oh, btw. Those Versace's really gave me a sense of deja vu coz it reminds me of the one that I wore all the time. The KG Malia shladiators [click] [click].