The return of denim in men’s and women’s ready-to-wear has officially trickled into footwear.
Exhibitors at GDS (July 26-28 in Düsseldorf, Germany) presented both true denim and denim-like colorways for Spring ’17 with casual sneakers leading the charge. Brands decorated denim sneakers the same way fashion designers treat jean jackets by embellishing the shoes with patches, embroideries, distressing and bold washes.
Other brands added touches of chambray and blue linen to sandals and espadrilles for a summery feel. Indigo suede and leather offered a grown-up option. The deep shades of blue popped against bright white, camel and wood heels.