Design

Fantasy hybrid: FitFlop meets brothel creeper



I have heard so much about the benefits of FitFlops that when I was offered a free trial, I couldn’t say no. I can’t get on with toe posts so I opted for a sandal style FitFlop that reminded me of those Reef Brazils in the 90s.

The shoes are certainly extremely comfortable. The problem is, in order to enjoy their workout benefits, you need to wear them for proper outside-the-house walking, not just shuffling from one room to another – they’re not slippers. However, therein lies the problem – they’re just so aesthetically displeasing, there’s no way I could be seen dead in them. Solution? I propose a fantasy hybrid. I don’t see why we can’t marry the technology of a FitFlop with the design of something cool like a brothel creeper. You have the chunkiness of the sole right there, just add a pointy upper, some snazzy detailing and you’re good to go. How about it Marcia?

FITFLOP

BROTHEL CREEPER

UPDATE: Marcia Kilgore replied! Read the comments for Marcia’s feedback…



Does fashion maketh woman?



Ooh, hands up who loves an interactive debate? Me too! Here’s a corker for you, Intelligence Squared is hosting a bit of a ding-dong about the nature of fashion. Those fighting in favour (yay!) are fashion designer Britt Lintner, Paula Reed (style director, Grazia) and Madelaine Levy (editor-in-chief, Bon magazine). Those against it are psychotherapist Susie Orbach, design expert Stephen Bayley and artist Grayson Perry. Peter York will be chairing.

To attend it costs £25 (or half price for students). But you can also watch online for £2.99, and interact via Twitter, Facebook etc.
The date: 17th June, the time: 6-8.30pm, the place: Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the highlights video