The world has now gotten used to the sight of sneakers on the runway – a trend that does not seem to be waning anytime soon, judging by the SS16 collections. The most comfortable footwear style is now an accepted part of a smart-casual outfit and can even be spotted in more elegant looks (think: Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermès) and evening-appropriate versions courtesy of Chanel. From minimalist and all white to quirky and colorful, most luxury designer labels have introduced their take on the staple, providing an incredibly diverse range of options for anyone wanting to get on board with the trend. Wherever you look around the world, consumers are experimenting with this informal footwear, so you’re as likely to find trainers in the boardroom as you are on the streets.
Dubai, however, has a strong tradition of being a city of heels, which is why it’s so refreshing to see trendsetters fully embracing trainers with exciting outfits popping up on our Instagram feed on a daily basis. Think: Nadya Hasan’s office-appropriate beige pencil-skirt look, Anum Bashir’s laid-back weekend style, and Ola Farahat’s daytime, date-ready, crisp white outfit.
To mark the occasion of our beloved emirate’s long-awaited Sole DXB weekend, the event series that provides a platform for urban and alternative culture in the UAE, Savoir Flair rounds up the best sneaker moments of regional trendsetters.