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Banana Heels

Fruit-Inspired Pumps From Sergio Zambon

— March 30, 2010 — Fashion
Worried you’re not getting enough of your daily dose of fruits and veggies? Well I don’t know the nutritional value of these, but instead of eating bananas you can wear bananas without going bananas.

Sergio Zambon's design called 'Il Tacco a banana.' which means "heel to banana" in Italian, is a ripe new twist on the classic high heel.  Manufactured by Ernesto Esposito and inspired by ironic Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, these banana heels are a fruity and witty accent.

Just be sure to avoid monkeys while wearing these banana heels.
Trend Themes
1. Fruit-inspired Fashion - The trend of using fruit as a source of inspiration for fashion items could offer disruptive innovation opportunities for designers and retailers in the fashion industry.
2. Humorous Accessories - Humorous accessories, such as the banana heels, can provide a unique and playful touch to fashion products, creating new opportunities for brands who want to stand out in the market.
3. Food-inspired Accessories - The trend of creating accessories inspired by food can encourage designers to explore new shapes and colors, resulting in innovative and unique products for consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The banana heels, inspired by fruit, represent an opportunity for designers and retailers to create unique pieces that capitalize on the popularity of humor in fashion.
2. Accessories - Food-inspired accessories like banana heels could lead to innovative and humorous designs, providing an opportunity for brands to differentiate themselves in the competitive accessories market.
3. Art - The inspiration for the banana heels came from an Austrian artist, suggesting the trend of using art as inspiration in fashion could create new opportunities for artists and designers to collaborate and create unique pieces.
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