Whether it’s blue square tiles or blue square toe shoes, last week in Porto I had the chance to combine both.
I have been invited to explore Porto with Level airlines which provides direct flights from Vienna. Porto is famous for it’s beautiful blue square Tiles. The artwork imprinted into the ceramic seems like pieces of frozen time showing ancient artistic drawings and paintings.
Blue square toes
The perfect place to bring another artefact from former times back – the square toe shoes. For a long time completely vanished from the fashion world it seems square toes finally find their way back on the streets. Visionar mastermind Raf Simons was one of the first showing square toed sneakers some seasons ago. Nothing very surprising concerning he also was the first introducing the chunky sneakers to the market.
Designer Martine Rose my favourite fashion virtuoso brought some extra squareness into the shoe-game and of course added her beloved vintage rack aesthetic. But you can find square toes now in pretty much every collection from Balenciaga to Fendi.
Location: São Bento railway station, Porto – Portugal
Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr
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