London: Kielty Tongue Clog – An indication of Chanel’s country hoedown aesthetic reaching street and store, classic clogs experience a return to fashion favor. In brown leather and suede, a chunky wooden sole anchors a leather rivet studded mule. Finished with a kielty tongue flourish, as seen on the Prada men’s and womenswear Fall/Winter 2010 catwalks, this rustic reminder covers two trends in one knee-slapping swoop.
New York: Tonal Multi Animal Shopper – Offering an alternative take on animal print, the humble shopper is adorned with a Dada inspired animal photomontage. From Hussein Chalayan’s endangered animal digital print collage–all rhinoceros and tiger, lion and hippo–to a more homely, embroidered homage to felines on the street, make a feral statement with your hand luggage.
Tokyo: Bustier Bra Denim – Capturing a balance between rude girl rebellion and fluid femininity, denim dungarees are finished with a bustier bra. Recalling Madonna’s halcyon days, Jean Paul Gaultier takes the pointed cup to the street when it is rendered in indigo wash denim. Contoured and defined by classic yellow stitching, dropped crotch and skirt interpretations emphasize an alternative take on both denim and underwear.