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And girls, if you are not enthralled yet, here's more of the lovely........oops! Sorry, guys this is for you - from Damir Doma of Milan:
I am pleased to note that the designers follow lifestyle trends as well as setting them. Since walking is becoming an important part of daily fitness regime, many leading names in fashion now offer comfortable shoes. Would you believe that the comfy pair below left is by Chanel? Unfortunately there are still the ubiquitous platforms (below right), which is fine for the women who want to add inches to their stature, but prohibitive for me. Something tells me I'll have another year of long searches for suitable shoes.
Some designers go to the extreme in their effort to adhere to life's realities. As the rich-poor gap widens around the world, it is no longer kosher to display one's wealth. Clochard-style items from the latest collection of New York's Thom Browne look like costumes for a movie about Oliver Twist. The clothes that only the wealthiest can afford look much like something most homeless would reject. There is justice in fashion.