While the label’s SS15 presentation toyed with Teva’s utility erring sandals, for SS16 Danielle Romeril has gone all out with a new Kickers collaboration.
Debuted last month at the NEWGEN designer’s London Fashion Week presentation, the new line-up borrows from the 90’s aesthetic tapped by Kickers’ earlier Topshop hook up, elevating it here with a revised silhouette and feminine colour palette.
“I dug deep into the Kickers archives and was really inspired by the shoes of my youth,” notes the designer. “Pink lady lace-ups from the 90’s and vibrant green mules all on the iconic chunky Kickers sole really caught my attention. I wanted to vibe off the sub-cultural references that have made Kickers such a big part of the street uniform of my youth.”
“The Danielle Romeril girl is pretty relaxed,” she continues, “she likes to throw on a pair of flats with a statement look and just go – she isn’t a ‘try hard’. So Kickers is the perfect fit from that perspective.”