Christopher Kane Is Making Crocs Happen For Spring 2017

Christopher Kane Is Making Crocs Happen For Spring 2017

Will this practical footwear be the statement shoe of Spring?

Will this practical footwear be the statement shoe of Spring?

Text: Natalia Spotts

This London Fashion Week, Christopher Kane drew inspiration for his Spring 2017 collection from rationing in '40s, titling his show “Make Do and Mend.” In addition to referencing the WWII era, the Scottish designer brought back a certain something else from the past: models were sent down the catwalk in pleated lamé dresses, fur coats, and tiered lace skirts, and Crocs. Yes, we said Crocs, the synonym to those other “practical” shoes that had their comeback moments like Tevas, Birkenstocks, and more.

Rather than using the classic Croc, though, Kane gave the shoe a fashionable upgrade, coming in a few different earth tones and embellished with colorful gemstones in the front. While some may be skeptical about the collaboration, the unlikely pairing between the casual shoe and Kane’s designs fits right in conceptually, referring to the brand’s press release describing a “purposeful clash of clothing cultures in the collection, with the horticultural, the rural, and homemade, contrasted with the sleek, urban, and sophisticated.”

For those of you that think this is just a fashion week stint, think again. The show marks an official collaboration between Christopher Kane and Crocs, and the shoes from the show will actually be produced and sold according to Footwear News. See below for the reactions of fashion insiders who were in attendance at the Spring 2017 show.

The closing looks at @christopherkane were made for slow-mo. Also fashion Crocs are happening. 🏴🏴🏴

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