Thursday, January 26, 2012

Creepers go mainstream

You might have noticed that my style isn’t really affected by trends. I’m open to pretty much anything but at the end of the day I like what I like and only choose those trends that go with my personality.

But now and again there’s a trend or two that really insinuates into my head. It’s usually the weird ones. Right now I’m a bit obsessed with creepers! Damn you, Prada! You have revived the creepers giving them a new face.
The new creeper is the love child of Malcolm McLaren&Vivienne Westwood variants sold in the early 70’s in their shop "Let it Rock" and the preppy, colorful oxfords. We also have dark, sexier variants that are equally appealing to me.

I've made some collages with some pairs I like and could find online! 

Viewed by many as really ugly and weird, creepers (also known as Brothel Creepers) were mostly worn as an underground style staple by rockers and pinball psychobillies. This type of shoe first appeared right after the second WW when the soldiers based in the North African desert during the war began wearing the iconic crepe soled shoes in the London night clubs.
In the late 50’s they were worn by Teddy Boys and beginning in the 70’s they were being sold on London's Kings Road.

 The circuit of shoes in fashion:))))) 
Burberry Creeper fall 2011 - 905$ (sold out),  Jeffrey Campbell Wright - 150$, ALDO Roder Wedge Tassle Lace Shoe - 99$ (on sale from 196$ on ASOS), Heavy-bottomed Leather Waterproof High-heels Boots - 102$

They resurfaced in a big way when Prada introduced their 2011 spring/summer collection. Since then every major and minor high street brand has created different variants of creepers, many of them looking great. Street style everywhere featured them in really cool outfits.

Prada “Creeper” Shoes

While I really like some of them a lot, I can’t help but think they won’t survive mainstream for long, creepers will always be the mark of a few subculture movements (ska, punk, new wavers, psychobilly, greasers, goth, Japanese Visual Kei).
I actually think that’s great. Mianstream has this power of pretty much ruinning things!

LOVE or HATE them?

43 comentarii :

The Hearabouts said...

I'm a fan of this type of shoes..I'd been dreaming of a pair for so long and when I finally found the perfect ones at H&M, I hesitated. Why did I hesitate?! :(

Hugs,
S.

The Juicy Glambition said...

I love the JC shoes, omg, they're so pretty! Kiss

Alina said...

Oh, my...definitely not a fan!I don t think they look good on anyone. This is an example of how people wear something just cause that..thing..is in fashion. I m so sorry, but I had to say this. Please don t jump into that category!

caise said...

those pink shoes look great

caise said...

those pink shoes look great

Sabrina T. said...

I love Prada ones!!bicolor rocks!

new outfit on
Patchwork à Porter

monica barcia said...

los zapatos tipo dandy son mi perdicion ,estes de prada me parecen divinos,,te sigo

GiGi said...

Definitely love them!

Lemiza said...

Hi Sara! Thank you for your sweety comment and for following me!! You have and great blog and I love the Jeffrey Campbell shoes!! I definitely follow you back!

xx
http://lemizy.blogspot.com/

Zoe said...

Love them!!!!!!Great post! Nice inspiration...
xoxo

Kultur und Stil said...

wonderful shoe inspiration!
xxx Anita

A x said...

Hi, thanks for visiting and following our blog :) Yours looks lovely. You might like this piece about creepers http://strutitmagazine.com/issue1/back-to-the-90s

Ax

http://www.becomingraje.blogspot.com/

CottonCandyINK said...

these look nice

Kas and Blue said...

GreAt selection! Underground are always our favorite!

www.standon12cm.com

xoxoxoxox

Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

love pink and yellow, great collection of shoes...

http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

Helena C. said...

I love creepers! I'd like to buy a pair this week.
I'm following you, follow back if you want <3

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Marika said...

i love this kind of shoes!!! amazing!!! <3 Marika

http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com

Candypop said...

Not too sure about the pink/yellow ones but iam a fan of the Burberry creepers & the Jeffrey Campbell Tardy ones <3

www.candypop-lamour.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Love these shoes and I love your blog!

Lulu Fernandez said...

Love them!!!
My favourites Jeffrey!!

xoxo

Lulu

mrs potts said...

prada creepers the best :)

Squared said...

need me some creepers!

Beauty Follower said...

To much for me...

Soumi said...

Love,love,love them!The yellow and tan ones would be my favorites.I couldn't agree more with you on the last note!Mainstream DOES ruin things most of the time!So true!

Très Chic by paulina said...

maybe their are not for me... I'm to much girly for them! but some bloggers do amazing outfit with them!!
kisses
Pau

allie said...

love this post. so many people are wearing these. i think they're kinda weird lol but I do love the jeffrey campbell 'tardy'.

Skinny Moonstick said...

I adore all the new (old) trends, and I am glad they're making a comeback! Even though I don't think I'm brave enough to pull them off, I do like creepers and think they're a nice fresh breath of air in today's fashion alley :)
Good luck!

skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

CULTstyle said...

Like the yellow ones but am generally bored of creepers... especially underground! Sorry X

stilistele said...

I like them all, but I fancy the high heeled ones :)

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love the Oasap wedges, so beautiful, so cool.

Andrea said...

I have to say that I don't like them... Although they look good in some other people.
xx

Andrea in Fashion

Wadziie said...

i want a pair of creeper
shoes myself they
are weirdly cool

http://evictedbyfashion.blogspot.com/

AndréiaFSalim said...

I loved this post !!!;)

Amy said...

really special type of shoes! Isn't my cup of tea. But if someone can combine them really good. Why not?

http://vanilla4breakfast.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

I LOVE creepers. I used to obsess over them before they started getting trendy, and I remember finally owning a pair, and people would look at me as if I were wearing clown shoes or something. So I got rid of them. Really regret that now! I love your collage, there are so many more styles nowadays!

Funny Little Frog said...

Creepers aren't really my thing, I like them on other people and I like the idea of the wedge but I don't think they'd suit me, those Jeffrey Campbell Wright studded shoes on the other hand are gorgeous!!!xxx

Maru said...

Me gustan todos... si pusiera los tendria!
un beso
Maru

I Art Fashion said...

I think they look so cool, but would only try them with a little height. The flats will do nothing to my short body :)

http://iartfashion.blogspot.com/

Living, Learning, Eating said...

HATE! Creepers are just creepy - the only cute ones are the Jeffrey Campbell White and Jeffrey Campbell Tardy ones. Want to do a giveaway of those? :P

I'm doing a Protein Bakery giveaway atm:
http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com

Dame said...

amazing shoes! really nice :)!

Elin Kling said...

I WANT THE PINK ONES! <3

LBVie Ashley said...

I'm in love with creepers! I have wanted those prada ones forever <3

Love your blog! xoxo

Sianna said...

The Heavy-bottomed Leather Boots are a killer!

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