Isabel Marant talks sneakers

Why she doesn't wear her wedges

What’s the downside of creating the most wanted shoe shape in fashion? Once they’re everywhere you stop wanting to wear them.

Isabel Marant, who won Contemporary Designer of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards last week, has spoken about the wedge trainer that she sent down the runway back in 2012 and that spawned a hundred tributes. ‘I don’t wear them as often as I [used to] because I see too [many bad copies] in the street. I’m not saying mine are the most beautiful shoes, but they have a certain [style],’ says Marant.

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In an interview with WWD, she went on to talk about the easy going aesthetic that has become her signature over the past 20 years. ‘When I am dressing in the morning, I go first toward things that I feel well in and that I can spend the whole day in,’ she says. ‘I don’t want to put on a pair of shoes that break my feet or a jacket I don’t feel comfortable in. Sometimes you want to dress up and you are ready to suffer a bit, but in the end, it’s something you will give away. The most comfortable things are the things you will always wear and that you are never fed up with.’

And that is why we can’t get enough of her clothes.

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