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Leopard Laced Bulky Creepers

COMME des GARÇONS Works with George Cox on a Fall-Ready Footwear

— August 23, 2019 — Fashion
COMME des GARÇONS worked in collaboration with English shoemaker George Cox on the special leather bulky creepers that originally launched during the fashion brand's FW16 show titled 'Armour of Peace.' The silhouette returns this season in a new patterning update across the uppers.

The iteration is highly detailed and features leopard patterning and a lacing system. The shoes are crafted in the U.K. and feature captivating metallic details throughout. The leopard print is informed with premium pony hair materials. The collar is low cut and features a small belt at the side detailed with silver tonal D-rings over the vamp and the lower forefoot area. Rounding out the shoes are the thick creeper sole unit made from rubber for comfort and cushioning.
Trend Themes
1. Bulky Creepers - Footwear design featuring thick creeper sole unit made from rubber for comfort and cushioning creates opportunities for disruption in the fashion industry for increased creativity and functionality in footwear.
2. Leopard Patterning - The use of leopard prints in footwear designs presents opportunities for disruption in the fashion industry by allowing for the blending of traditional and contemporary styles.
3. Collaborations with Shoemakers - Collaborations between fashion brands and shoemakers can create unique footwear designs and offer new possibilities in terms of creativity and innovation.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The footwear industry can benefit from disruptive innovation opportunities like the use of thick creeper sole unit made from rubber for increased comfort and cushioning.
2. Fashion - The fashion industry can disrupt the market through the use of traditional and contemporary styles like the leopard print featured in the Comme des Garcons x George Cox collaboration.
3. Collaborations - Collaborations between fashion brands and shoemakers can drive innovation and creativity, leading to unique and innovative footwear designs.
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