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Premium Leather Gradient Sneakers

Rick Owens Applies Dégradé on the Vintage Leather Trainers

— August 21, 2019 — Fashion
Rick Owens applies a special colorblocking dégradé technique across its special Vintage Leather Trainers and the footwear model features distressed detailing. The latest iteration of the sneaker model also highlights some frayed elements as well, accented with gradient ombre in monochromatic hues throughout the uppers, blending from white, to black, to silver for some metallic accents as well.

The model is constructed in Italy and printed differently on the right and the left shoe for some asymmetrical effects. Across the toe cap and the lace keeper are black suede overlays and the heels feature leather panels. It all sits on top of an angular midsole foundation for geometric aesthetics, rounded out with tattered threading details.
Trend Themes
1. Colorblocking Dégradé - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a customizable colorblocking dégradé technique for various fashion accessories.
2. Distressed Detailing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design a distressed detailing process for different types of leather products, such as bags and jackets.
3. Asymmetrical Effects - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create asymmetrical design elements for footwear and clothing to enhance uniqueness.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore innovative techniques and materials for fashion accessories, such as bags, wallets, and jewelry.
2. Leather Goods - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to replace traditional leather in the production of goods.
3. Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate new materials and manufacturing techniques to create customizable and sustainable footwear options.
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