They say heaven is a half pipe, but unless you're Courtney Love, skate chic isn't for everyone. A grungy blend of wide-legged ripped denim, retro slogan tees and greasy hair, skate culture has been wrongfully judged as the dirty older brother of post-punk cool. Tarred with tired stereotypes and '90s throwback nostalgia, one couldn't be blamed for tactically avoiding this micro-trend resurgence – well, until we fixed eyes on these candyfloss pink game changers by Buscemi.
An instant antidote to ride or die skate park sartorial dressing, these powder perfect suede bow low top trainers are a sugary sweet twist on a ramp favourite. Celebrating the continuing gender splicing runway narrative resonating through collections from Gucci to Vetements, tomboy silhouettes and neat tailoring are the final frontier in style and taste this season.
A slightly slapstick approach to borrowing from the boys, Buscemi have taken it upon themselves to not just re-purpose, but totally re-interpret the skate shoe with delightful adornment and high-luxe accenting. Created in a soft touch suede, these big bow and metallic padlock back zip trainers rethink skater style, adding a fiercely feminine edge to downtime designs.
Worn with some serious fashion flounce, this overtly girly take on everyday dressing is a fun and playful way of re-purposing the iconic pink bomber with flattering silhouettes and contemporary statement pieces. With just a hint of glitter added for extra effect, our beautiful light, bright, white VAUGHAN Hepburn Glass Menagerie shirt with crystal detailed collar oozes with a modern sophistication that blends effortlessly with this Harajuku-kitsch take on street style.
Pairing cool, clean lines with colour pop statement pieces, this multi-dimensional ensemble is given an innocent edge with this gently scalloped wrap skirt. Worn high waisted to enhance your figure, this detail crepe skirt adds a touch of minimalist chic to an overtly confident outfit. Worn with the contrasting pink suede bomber over the shoulders, this colour block blend of lollipop hues inspires a fresh approach to the evolving unisex catwalk hegemony.
Worn with iconic accessories that prove your front row fashion credentials, the fun textured Fendi bag and mirrored sunglasses scream style insider without having to utter a word. A breath of fresh air from the stark, serious world of high fashion, give grunge a second chance this season and channel your inner skate park princess with these Buscemi sweet bow sneakers!
Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Glass Menagerie, Christian Dior sunglasses, Fendi monster pouch, Carven skirt, Helmut Lang pink bomber jacket, Buscemi skate shoes
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