Footwear is the new male obsession for the season and Capsule has once again proven its ahead-of-the-game status with the men’s Paris show this past week. Capsule, teaching men how to appreciate previously-feminine things since 2007. Here’s a dispatch of what you should be wearing on your feet for SS13 .
First of all, get rid of old traditions and get ready to reinvent your classics. Tasseled Loafers are turning into creative accessories that men are using to highlight entire outfits.
Purified showed camo fur and white and brown leather tassels; Soulland‘s tassel game is coming out in shiny navy hues. And it’s not only about the color, Grenson is reinventing shape by mixing in Italian style influences.
2013 is the year after the alleged apocalypse. Brands are catching on to the idea that SS 13 is set to be the season of beach-lounging and relaxation, in the wake of an anxiety ridden 2012. Riviera and Festival have decided to offer colorful shoes in both sneakers and the espadrilles, allowing their laid-back customer to walk comfortably on the sand, on a plane, or wherever their well-deserved vacation takes them.
And of course sandals and boat shoes are bringing the sun back by imposing their eternal summer style, especially with Unmarked, Customellow and Frye who kept the natural beauty of leather to make shoes that will have you prepped and ready for a European adventure.
Get ready for the next show at Capsule Berlin on July 5th and 6th.
Words: Jean Baptiste Truong