For many designers see the future of fashion essential in the past. Typical example: Gladiator sandals, shoes, giving presentations for spring 2015 named after armed warriors in the Roman Republic, the start and runways and accessory newfound meaning of Renaissance masters. Although reminiscent of the sartorial preferences of the Graeco-Roman world is certainly not a new concept (flowing curtains and knife pleats were in vogue since time immemorial), the Gladiator sandal is relatively new for designer brands. In fact, villages on the Mediterranean could be bought just over a decade ago, so a style only at the small sea.
Traditionally, the Gladiator sandals are flat-soled shoes, open-toed Mule shoes that have several bands in leather to cruise around the leg. But in recent seasons, they have developed to reach mythic proportions. “Are quite difficult to wear Gladiators,” says Christina Martini, the founder of the ancient Greek sandals. “they take a long time to set, especially, if they have lots of laces.” Having said that, Martini, as other designers understand that the fashion today is a declaration of intent – added buckles, platforms, heals, prints or studs, which is why many unusual materials used. “As a Gladiator, a dream style is I to design, because them that space offers you to create and his imaginative for shoe designers, think,” she says.
Shoe designer Paul Andrew shares this feeling. “The Gladiator trend is no longer so novel and has undoubtedly become one of the most popular shoe silhouettes in the past few seasons,” he says. “It is always a modern explanation less casual and more glamorous.” “In my opinion it’s the shoe must this summer.”
Sure, the Gladiator sandal may be less useful than, say, the Birkenstock style that took hold of 2014, but what’s in the practice lacks certainly makes up for in mysticism. “Fashion is a goddess worthy statement about,” says Alex Sweterlitsch, a new stylists based Yorked. And with this in mind, this ethos encapsulates no other shoe.
“There’s something about the history and the strength of a Gladiator’s sandal; it is a perfect representation of my design aesthetic, combining traditional craftsmanship and technology with modern flair, “says shoe designer Daniele Michetti.” “This format has a way immediately transformed a woman and brings a sexy, strong confidence in it.”
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