NEW IDEAS AND TRENDS (old)
I featured some funky hoof shoes a while back as the trend was beginning to emerge. As if the risk of taking on gravity (for those without a heel) was not enough; Iris Schieferstein, known for her unique designs, has come up with a shoe far more dangerous.
You know about the gecko. It can climb any smooth surface with the best climbing boots in the world -- its own feet. Création Baumann, the renowned, proudly extravagant Swiss innovator in textiles, has named its latest product GECKO for a good reason. It sticks to smooth, shiny surfaces, like mirrors and windows, and it can lift its sticky "feet" to stick again somewhere else.
Skinny jeans were one of the biggest fashion trends in 2009, both for men and women. They may be trendy, but arguably, they're not the most comfortable, so the same style has now been applied to a more comfortable style.