Shoes that don’t make life harder – and a whiskey to celebrate
Why are sneakers now as light and comfortable as pillows, and why are blankets no longer just warming, but also fun? You can find out this and more in our style highlights of the week.
Light-footed throughout life
VMaybe it’s the political situation and all – well, you know. In any case, different designers are trying to translate the principle of light foot into fashion. Which sometimes leads to shoes that just a few years ago would have been classified as health shoes. Bottega Veneta’s cushion sneakers (€690), for example, have just arrived in boutiques and are the first sneakers new creative director Matthieu Blazy has designed for the luxury house. Also just released by Adidas and already sold out: the Puffylette, a padded version of the Adilette.
A sip of freedom
In 1949, over a glass of whiskey in Berlin, the decision was made to lift the curfew. After briefly making a comeback two years ago for reasons well known, Finnish distillery Kyrö wants to commemorate a freedom that no longer takes for granted and is celebrating unlimited celebrations with a whiskey edition just for the festive capital. Available from November, 49 euros.
Party in the palace
Paris isn’t exactly known for its nightlife. Eiffel Tower Brioche Pompidou Tourists who want to go out in the evening often do not know where to go. A new point of contact has already been opened at “Le Bristol Hotel”, the first hotel in France to receive the “Palace” label. Five days a week, after-dark nights feature a mix of Italo disco, ’80s pop and mainstream hits. So, music that everyone can somehow agree on at the end of a long day in Paris. The first big party just happened during Paris Fashion Week.
High fashion in the GDR
Between overalls and satin clothes: The film “In a place that no longer exists” is based on the life of director Aelrun Goette. Set in East Germany in 1989, it revolves around a group of creative people: a model discovered on her way to work in a factory who wanted to study literature, an eccentric gay fashion designer, a photographer persecuted by the Stasi and the editor-in-chief of “Sibylle ” (something like “Vogue” of the GDR). One would have liked to have learned more about the magazine and Exquisit, a sort of haute couture line that caters more to sentimentality. (Now in cinemas)
pick-up and wake-up calls
The same goes for blankets as for coats: Because they are used almost every day in winter and especially when it is expected to be frosty, one copy is not enough. Most models can also use some color and thus provide entertainment if the TV program falls back to sleep. Like the blankets that Swedish artist Evelina Kroon designed for Arket, made by the Klippan woolen mill. Available from October 20, 89 euros.