Statement Sneakers For Resort 2016

Resort ’16 sneakers are not for the timid. With punchy prints and unexpected raffia, beading and Swarovski elements, the classic style soars to new heights.

High-end brands used sneakers as a blank canvas for their respective artful touches this season. Valentino played with beading, applying it to various print,s from stars to butterflies. Brunello Cucinelli used crystal embellishment via a squiggled stitch.

Unexpected materials also made an appearance for spring. Standouts included Balenciaga’s pointed-toe runner in raffia, as well as Christian Louboutin’s low-top sneaker with a Swarovski toe cap.

Statement Sneakers For Resort 2016
Sophia Webster suede high-tops with zigzag piping.
CREDIT: George Chinsee.

For less of an in-your-face statement, there were plenty of subtle sneaker updates as well. 3.1 Phillip Lim did the Velcro runner in a denim fabric, while Louis Vuitton elevated the high-top with whipstitching and side-zipper detailing.

To glean outfit inspiration for your kicks, head on over to our Fashion Week: Sneaker Street Style gallery, which features a number of sneakers styled in different ways.

For more statement sneakers, click through the gallery.

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