Welcome to this last fashion Friday of September, in sober mood as we lament the very last moments of Summer 2018.
It’s back to London and back to the office. Whilst on the tube home this week, I was scrolling through the Evening Standard and came across this ‘shocking’ fashion news item making headlines in London.
“A luxury fashion brand has been accused of “glorifying poverty for selling £428 trainers designed to look worn out”.
A leading anti-poverty charity has branded the Golden Goose brand “awful” for this particular shoe design, which features a piece of “tape” purportedly holding the shoe in place. Introducing the Superstar trainer.
The product description for the trainers reads: “Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole.”
Critics accused Golden Goose of “glorifying poverty”. The founder of the People against Poverty charity, told the Standard: “We work day in, day out, with poverty. Families are just existing. It’s shocking that a fashion company can do a play on this and this it’s OK. They are awful.
I have to agree, it’s fashion gone mad and this charity quite rightly advises us to give our £428 to charity instead. If you want that look, stick tape around the trainers you already own.
There are people in the world wearing plastic bags as shoes because they can’t afford any, but these HIDEOUS things are selling for £428, The fashion industry can be so stupid sometimes.
However, the distressed look is Golden Goose’s signature, so what do you think?
Anyway… onto this week’s instalment and we check out the return of the 90s Supermodels at Milan Fashion Week, plus take an exclusive peek at a brand new spanking fashion brand for men, and the latest male model Thomas Arpino has just landed.
And I’m pleased to announce the return of my Beauty Editor Ask Aurora, who will be bringing you the very latest tried and tested beauty products.