Everyone knows David Bowie. But if you’ve been living under a rock all this while, he’s the iconic singer and actor who was heavily involved with glam rock music during the 1970s. His on-stage, androgynous alter-ego, also known as Ziggy Stardust, was one of the flamboyant figures that made a great impact within the fashion industry.
Fashion paid homage to him with the release of chunky platform boots once worn by him on stage. Popularised by Vetements during Fall/Winter 2015, this trend has inched its way back onto the runways as seen with brands like Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Maison Margiela.
Chunky boots are surprisingly comfortable despite its dangerous outlook. With five different ways to try out these five different ‘hazardous’ footwear out, its time to break out of your fears this season.
For those who are constantly on the go, arm yourself with a brightly coloured David Bowie boots to liven the dull and mundane air journey. Grab your essentials; a pullover, comfortable jeans and a knitted scarf to keep yourself warm (if you’re visiting the cooler countries).
Get the look: Vetements yellow chunky leather boots, US$1,503 (S$2,147), Loewe elephant intarsia wool-blend sweater, US$716 (S$1,023), Chloé high-rise flare jeans, US$881 (S$1,258), Gucci feline brown buckle leather belt, US$590 (S$843), Acne Studios alpaca-blend scarf, US$186 (S$266), Sophie Hulme glitter striped leather tote, US$1,191 (S$1,701).
For those who are keen to become kitchen experts in cooking schools, you can dress the part with these silver boots, pullover and a mini-skirt that is reminiscent of your days at high school.
Get the look: Saint Laurent silver platform ‘Candy’ boots, US$1,080 (S$1,537), Joseph fringed wool turtleneck sweater, US$758 (S$1,078), March11 embroidered linen skirt, US$791 (S$1,125), Marni orange leather shoulder bag, US$1,253 (S$1,783), Pamela Love jasper stone silver earrings, US$352 (S$500).
Fancy brunch at a garden restaurant? You can pair your wispy floral dress with this pair of velvet ankle boots to kick into the casual weekend feast.
Get the look: Miu Miu ruby velvet ankle boots, US$1,205 (S$1,714), Vilshenko floral print silk maxi dress, US$1,874 (S$2,666), Tiffany ‘Soleste’ pendant with round rubellite diamonds, US$7,600 (S$10,812), Valentino nude rock studded spike bag, US$3,220 (S$4,580).
For those who are travelling to nearby cities (eg. Hong Kong or Tokyo), glam up your city chic outfit with a denim shirt and wrap-like skirt, keeping your feet warm with a pair of white socks and these burgundy Bowie boots. Don’t forget a statement pair of sunglasses.
Get the look: Maison Margiela burgundy ankle heeled boots, US$2,072 (S$), M.I.H Jeans embroidered denim shirt, US$328 (S$), Jacquemus pinstriped wool mini skirt, US$371 (S$), Fendi ‘Peekaboo’ mini studded leather bag, US$3,342 (S$), Illesteva lilac-tone mirrored sunglasses, US$191 (S$), Vetements white socks, S$136.
Head out with your friends for some craft beer with these sparkly boots that will allow you to be conspicuous from the crowd. These comfortable boots not only give you the height, but is a definite show stopper too.
Get the look: Marc Jacobs black snake embossed ‘Stasha’ boots, US$590 (S$), Alexander McQueen off-shoulder jacquard knit top, US$1,038 (S$), Alexander McQueen jacquard knit mini skirt, US$1,307 (S$), Charlotte Olympia black velvet feline bag, US$995 (S$), Marni gold stone and wood clip-on earrings, US$360 (S$).