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Trend Alert – Painter’s Boots

“Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.” – Paul Cezanne

The designers listened.  A plethora of “on-duty” painter’s boots have been spotted in recent weeks.  The DIY trend has stricken once again and luxury retailers are offering worn and distressed footwear at high end level. Modern laceless sneakers in bright orange are presented for younger markets; steel toe work boots in textured leather look like the result of happy accident during your home remodel.
The trend, which has gained momentum in apparel markets over the last new season’s, has trickled down to footwear and it’s likely to stick around and evolve over the next few months.
Though they may appear to be inspired by “Extreme Home Makeovers,”  designers have taken their cue from the master’s themselves, most noted example being last season’s Salvatore Ferragamo’s “Andy Warhol” shoe, which mimicked the artist’s own shoe. – Jenn Tello

1. Bruno Bordese, F/W 11
2. Dolce & Gabbana, F/W 11
3.  Ralph Lauren, F/W 11
4. Salvatore Ferragamo “Andy Warhol”, S/S 11

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