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#lfw2016 The Kitten Heel: Who Does It Better?

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“What does it better?” sounds closer to the truth and to the truth we must be heading when trying to answer it. “Who does it better?”, though, kind of sounds better. It does?

The “battle” is between the fashion shows and the street style when it comes to launch a trend. Not that trends are the dictators, I think we passed this phase when we all realised that personal style prevails fashion trends.

But. But!

When we all seemed to have calmed down with the trends va-va-voom, post fall 2016 fashion shows a half a year ago – due to the fresh emerging clothes down the runways – boom! You can ignore the previous “fresh”, because it is nothing (and we all thought it is impossible; nothing is, apparently) compared to the fresh trend that has just emerged for this fall, during the Milan Fashion Week in progress.

Off the street style.

Courtesy of Natasha Goldenberg, Pernille Teisbaek, Annina Mislin and so on.

– The queen of kitten heels is Emmanuelle Alt

Or that of Chanel, Mansur Gavriel, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Prada, Valentino and so on?

Both. I guess it’s chemistry. Chemistry is everything (and sometimes, not this times, yes, timing is a b*tch). Ladies and gentlemen, the kitten heel!

Its popularity started with Audrey Hepburn back in the ’60s as a rebellion against the stiletto (?!)(?!). The oh-so-small heels were introduced in the ’50s for teenage girls as trainer heels (?!), whatever that is. Nowadays, the white sneakers are used – by the whole planet, not just teenage girls – for training, if by training we mean running from show to show. Fashion shows. Because this is where the kitten heels have been reinvented (again).

It makes sense, they’re comfy. And the sneakers mania has to be in the shadow for a bit, just in time for the big revival. The big trend.

Well,  it seems like the kitten is here to stay. Just like the stiletto. And the white sneakers. That’s not just chemistry, that’s ménage à trois. Whatever that is.

P.S.: mind the red top Natasha is wearing.

Eeeeooooeeeeoooo! The red alert.

 

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Pictures via vogue.com