Things of the past seem to be making a comeback. This uprising trend in the fashion industry does sound daunting but at the same time, it has been proven to be catching the attention of fashion followers and style influencers. We witness with the latest bag from Dior — the Saddle Bag that was initially introduced in the late 90s until the early 00s that is now the next ‘it’ thing. Since its debut in February, the Dior Saddle Bag has become one of the latest favourites among celebrities and fashionistas.
The Saddle Bag is not the only item that has been revived from the past. The DiorQuake Clogs, which were also presented during Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 show, has been the newest addition to the list of must-have accessories. Would this be the big homecoming for traditional clogs? But of course, if you are an ardent fan of the French label, the clogs may not be entirely new to your eyes.
The clogs have been redesigned in various shapes and forms since its introduction in 1955. One of the most distinguished features between the previous design and now is the height. While the clogs have been previously designed to carry a silhouette-type heel, they are now chunkier and at a much more comfortable level.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has given these new DiorQuake Clogs a new lease of life — simply by reimagining them based on the collection’s theme, which is heavily influenced by the late 60s.
The year was 1968 when student protests against the government in Paris were in an uproar; forming a revolutionary generation of youth — which Diana Vreeland of Vogue labelled as the ‘youthquake’. Taking their source of inspiration from scenes of the past, Dior‘s iconic Oblique canvas and colourful patchwork of floral and denim were employed as the collection’s key motifs — one of the main features of the Dior’s latest footwear.
Also available in leather or goatskin, each of their wooden heels features metallic studs and some are engraved with the initials ‘CD’. Embrace the wild bohemian style with floral dresses, patchwork skirts, and masculine-inspired suit trousers that will heighten the contrasts and accentuate the art of mix-and-match.
DiorQuake Clogs may not have the boldest and most straightforward message like the brand’s “We should all be feminists” T-shirts. But coming from a collection that supports the same vision makes us feel better wearing them. While there may already be a long list of unique footwear designs throughout the year, including Louis Vuitton’s dad sneakers, feel free to include these glorified clogs in your growing shopping cart.