A whole issue around one shoe? The Converse x J.W. Anderson “Run Star Hike” is without a doubt the best sneaker of the season, but there is also a lot more to tell about this whole look.
Converse x J.W. Anderson RUN STAR HIKE
It’s already the third season of the Converse x J.W. Anderson collab and I have to say it’s getting better and better (since the first all over logo branded styles). I thought I’m already over the bulky sneaker boredom, but the Run Star Hike has the perfect retro vibe to fall in love with. My white version of the Run Star Hike notes the year of “1917” beside the patch on the canvas upper, signifying the debut of the All Star. Unfortunately the sneaker is currently unavailable but it will be restocked soon.
Another retro feeling comes up when checking the latest fashion shows: They were full of utility bags to create a sort of city soldier look. Back in the 90’s Helmut Lang brought utility bags to the high fashion universe. But back then it wasn’t as necessary as today, because of our continuously growing mobile phones. And since we also don’t want to search for them in big bags we now can get them as fast as a soldier has to reach his gun.
Here I’m wearing a women’s Aigner version of a utility bag since it will take a little longer (like always) to get them in the men’s section.
Bomber Jackets have become the mainstream it-piece of the underdogs for a while now. Anyhow there is nothing new and supercool to them anymore. But I still love the classic army green version which brings a little softness to the look. I’m especially in love with this old Martine Rose version I gladly found in an online outlet. Martine is now a fix point in the menswear universe – but back then she was still a newcomer (SS/17- my favourite collection from her!). Also in the upcoming FW19 you can find a green bomber again.
Locations: Secret wild hog trail, Vienna
Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr
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