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Isabel Marrant, who’s wedged sneakers really set this trend on fire, explains how her style is about comfort too, “‘a pair of tight jeans, a pair of flat shoes and something that is a bit like a sweatshirt, a jumper or T-shirt. A good jacket, a good coat. I’m quite androgonystic. I’m very feminine but I always need to break it with something very masculine.”Marrant does not design evening wear, stating that “It’s so ugly when I see beautiful girls wearing these dresses because they have to. Sometimes they would look better wearing a well-cut trouser and a T-shirt. Much more chic than a… cake dress.” It is understandable how she came to realise the ingenious idea for the wedged sneaker, as she designs for real women, and uses herself as a muse. In an interview with the Telegraph, she expresses her frustrations on how her sneakers have now been copied by other designers.
‘She does a nice line in frank; none of that sitting on the fence that you so often find with the well-known. Disgust is a word that she employs a lot. She’s disgusted that so many labels have copied her bestselling wedge trainers without attribution (‘Everybody who has the wrong one looks quite bitchy, very vulgar, when mine are not at all’); she’s disgusted by the impact on fashion of the digital age (‘As soon as you have an idea it’s copied and you don’t like it in a minute’); and she’s disgusted at the increased pressure on designers to provide two extra mid-season collections per year. I feel like a machine to vomit garments.’
Although I must agree her sneakers have the edge, I must say I like the selection that I have done for you today. Whether you are on a budget, or happy to blow the budget, fashion is for everyone, and no one should be denied the right to comfortable chic footwear!