Drawn-, painted- or scribbled-on garments and shoes are nothing new in fashion. They have their origin in the punk scene of the late 80s to early 90s when they were a statement of rebellion against conformism. Obviously, it didn’t take long until this act of anarchy attracted interest at designers. Maison Margiela brought out its German Army Trainers, which are today collector’s items.
Earlier this year, Vetements teamed up with Reebok to create a doodled-up version of their Reebok InstaPump Fury (see the image above), that is already sold out everywhere. Other big designers followed the example, as Dolce & Gabbana included not only one pair of painted-on sneakers in their Prêt-A-Porter FW 17/18 collection, but a whole series of them.
The new sneaker trend doesn’t float with the current as it constitutes the opposite to the mainstream street style sneakers of today. All-white or beautifully designed, adorned and refined sports shoes build the mainstream, but the less neat, scribbled-on models have a rather artistical and individual origin. Therefore this sneaker trend can be located rather in the high fashion area, what makes them even more desirable for us!