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Socks With Sandals

Gold Shoedals by Alexander McQueen

— July 31, 2008 — Fashion
Alexander McQuirky, er McQueen, wants to rewrite the unspoken rules of fashion.

Wearing socks with sandals has long been known as one of the most basic, yet unforgivable fashion faux pas one could commit, but McQueen wants to change all that.

The young fashion designer sent male models down his Spring 2009 runway wearing shiny, golden dress shoe sandals.... with light grey socks.

The only place a shoe like this could fly is if they were loaner shoes at a bowling alley and the wearer was trying to protect his tootsies from foot fungus.

Alexander McQueen has his own notion of what's stylish, however. The gallery shows some of the looks from the Spring 2009 show which included male corsets and very feminine silhouettes.

Below is another quirky look from his collection.
Trend Themes
1. Fashion Rule-breaking - Fashion designers are challenging traditional fashion etiquette and encouraging consumers to experiment with rule-breaking fashion choices.
2. Gender-bending Fashion - Designers are creating gender-neutral fashion pieces, blurring the lines between traditional men's and women's fashion.
3. Quirky Footwear - Fashion designers are experimenting with unconventional footwear designs, combining seemingly mismatched elements to create quirky shoe styles.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Industry - The fashion industry has an opportunity to embrace less traditional designs in order to appeal to a wider audience and increase sales.
2. Retail Industry - Retailers can capitalize on the trend of rule-breaking fashion by offering a wider variety of unconventional fashion choices for consumers.
3. Advertising Industry - The advertising industry can play a role in promoting these unconventional fashion trends by creating campaigns aimed at breaking down traditional fashion norms and encouraging individual expression through fashion choices.
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