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1980s Graffiti-Inspired Sneakers

Psychedelic Boots From Louis Vuitton and Stephen Sprouse

— March 9, 2009 — Fashion
Back in 2001, Sprouse collaborated with Marc Jacobs to create the iconic Louis Vuitton Graffiti collection, which was a great success.

Now Jacobs has released a new set of sneakers that are a tribute to New York artist Stephen Sprouse, with psychedelic graffiti styled with fuchsia, orange and green colors.

Implications - These hot new shoes that were inspired by the steetwear popular in the 1980s are almost brighter than the sun! The wild shades of color definitely pop out at you. The psychedelic boots from Louis Vuitton look like something that the hip-hop artist Missy Elliot would be a fan of. For someone who really loves to stand out, these shoes make the perfect statement.
Trend Themes
1. Psychedelic Sneakers - The release of psychedelic graffiti-inspired sneakers is a disruptive innovation opportunity in the fashion industry, allowing brands to tap into the 1980s streetwear trend.
2. Fashion Tributes - The trend of paying homage to influential artists through fashion collaborations presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for brands to create unique and nostalgic collections.
3. Bold Color Statement - The use of vibrant and eye-catching colors in footwear design is a disruptive innovation opportunity, allowing brands to cater to consumers who want to make a bold fashion statement.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - The fashion retail industry can capitalize on the psychedelic sneaker trend by stocking and promoting these eye-catching footwear options to attract customers.
2. Luxury Brands - Luxury brands have the opportunity to tap into the trend of fashion tributes by collaborating with artists and designers, creating exclusive and high-end collections that appeal to their target audience.
3. Streetwear Brands - Streetwear brands can leverage the bold color statement trend by incorporating vibrant colors and graffiti-inspired designs into their sneaker offerings, appealing to fashion-forward consumers.
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