When I started studying A Level textiles a few years ago, I got into the habit of compiling trend reports for the upcoming fashion season for my portfolio (like many other fashion students).
When we think about fashion, the imagery that tends to come to mind first is of glamour, trends, supermodels and fashion weeks. Although that’s part of the fun, to me, fashion is about culture, identity and manipulation (in a good way!).
If you’ve been looking around on the latest street-style snaps and blogs, you may have noticed the burst in popularity of the ‘Dad trainers’ (or ‘ugly trainers’ as some like to call them). I decided to explore just exactly why this trend is now becoming a movement.