6 Of The Best: Party Sneakers
AW16’s love for laid-back luxe is seeing sporting classics enjoy an upgrade – and that includes your kicks. So bring a fresh perspective to your festive formal wear with our pick of the best party sneakers.
Words by Ashleigh Gribbon
Partial to an entirely bespoke look? Cult sneaker brand MYSWEAR use state-of-the-art 3D modelling technology so you can create customised hi-tops. Everything – from the hardware to the sole – is up to your personal specifications.
A Cut Above:
Dolce & Gabbana
Fresh from the Dolce & Gabbana runway, these Capri trainers take forward-thinking details to the next level. Set on a chunky cutaway sole, their high-shine upper works best with dark-wash denim.
Giuseppe Zanotti Design
Giuseppe Zanotti Design’s hi-tops are perfect for statement-making athletes. This pair is a prime example: the all-white canvas certifies its go-the-distance versatility, while the spiked ankle strap adds rebellious style undertones.
We knew we could count on Galliano to transport Maison Margiela’s sneakers into a galactic new realm – here, the cross-hatch chrome finish is offset by minimalist details. Tailored trousers and a slim-fitting shirt will make sleek counterparts for a night to remember.
Understated enough for year-round rotation, these lightning bolt-adorned Fendi trainers will add just the right amount of interest to your look. And the glossy ridged sole, suede heel and toe caps make for truly contemporary framework.
Paint The Town Red:
Saint Laurent artfully walks the line between functional and fashionable this season with a playful reworking of its Court Classics. Drenched in glitter, with the traditional leather panelling along the sides, this is an eye-catching update on an icon.