London Fashion Week AW17 – Street Style

London Fashion Week AW17 Street Style

London Fashion week always gives us a lot to talk about! This spring women from all around the world have been extremely brave with colours, materials and pairing. The ‘70s heavy trends are coming back in big steps as well as the slogan printed t-shirts. There was a lot of everything but this season it felt more relaxed, the 8inch heels were replaced with sneakers and boots (and of course the Gucci slippers). Scroll Down to see some of our favourite looks from this London Fashion Week and let us know what you think! Check back for daily inspiration from the best-dressed showgoers  at London Fashion Week!

If you’re looking to buy anything from any of the looks read the guide description below.

We have tried our best to find each garment or an alternative for each piece.

FASHION IS FASHION BUT WHERE ARE THE SHOES FROM?! 

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GET THE LOOK

Look 1   Jacket, Top, Skirt, Chocker, Fish Net Stockings & #Shoes

Look 2  Coat, Top, Trousers, Necklace, Sunglasses & #Shoes

Look 3 Coat, Top, Skirt, Hat, Bag & #Shoes

Look 4  Fur Coat, Top, Trousers, Sunglasses, Bag & #Shoes

Look 5 Fur Coat, Top, Trousers, Sunglasses, Bag & #Shoes

Look 6 Coat, Top, Skirt, Earrings & #Shoes

Look 7  Jacket, Top, Skirt, Bag, Leggings  & #Shoes

Look 8 Coat, Top, Trousers, Bag & #Shoes

Look 9  Jacket, Top, Trousers, Belt, Bag, Earnings, Sunglasses & #Shoes

Look 10 Shirt, Knitwear , Skirt, Bag & #Shoes

Look 11 Top, Skirt, Bag, Sunglasses, Ring  & #Shoes

Look 12 Dress, Leather Jacket  & #Shoes

Look 13 Dress, Necklace, Jacket, Bag, Stockings  #Shoes

Look 14 Dress, Jumper, Jacket, Socks,  & #Shoes

Look 15 Dress, Leggings, Bag, Earrings & #Shoes 

Look 16 Top, Trousers, Blazer, Bag  & #Shoes

Look 17 Dress, Bag  & #Shoes

Look 18 Dress, Bag  & #Shoes

Look 19 Dress, Bag  & #Shoes

Look 20 Top, Dress, Chocker & #Shoes

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Le coq sportif: French sporting heritage

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We are excited to welcome the amazing Rooster logoed brand to Scorpion Shoes. Le Coq Sportif is a renowned French company for their clothing, footwear and sports equipment.

The owner who had a passion for sport started the company in 1882. Since then, Le Coq Sportif has become a prestigious brand recognised worldwide.

We have introduced 5 new styles to our trainer collection on our online website. Think retro, iconic, classic. The new models we have in stock represent these styles.

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The Quartz Vintage trainers for men are an iconic model of the 70’s. This style is the definition of blue, bold and beautiful. The trainers feature a lace-up fastening with a durable rubber sole. The combining mesh and suede material creates a very trendy retro look.

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Le Coq Sportif’s Wendon style is an iconic 60’s running shoe. Straying away from the white norm trainer, the black leather material adds a modern feel to this classic shape. We love the strip of suede on the toe-front adding an element of sophistication to this beautifully designed trainer.

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The Eclat is a key member of Le Coq Sportif’s footwear collection. The trainer which has a thick sole features the beautiful porcelain print by the Parisian designer Clementine Henrion. The trainer which has a cushioned insole is one of our favourite Women’s Le Coq Sportif styles. The colourful print is perfect for summer and a special addition to your wardrobe if you like to stand out from the crowd!

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Taking inspiration from the Tennis court shoe, Le Coq Sportif’s Agate Lo has a slim style featuring a cushioned insole. The style is a reflection of today’s modern casual trainers.

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LCS R9XX is a new addition to the Le Coq Sportif shoe range. The main feature on this style is the Aerotop tongue. This technology which is back in style is perfect for the breathability of the feet. We love the white colour with the brand logo on the side, giving it a slick edge.

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words by Florinda Ceri

Nintendo and Vans together: Geek is the new chic.

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Tomorrow is the launch day of the long awaited Vans collection inspired by the classic 8-bit NES games by the Japanese company Nintendo. The American skateboarding and footwear company has a long collaborations’ story with pop culture institutions (Marvel, Andy Warhol, Beatles, New Order and several music bands amongst others). Now, they have teamed with the legendary games company Nintendo to launch a collection comprising of footwear, garments and accessories.

The legacy of Nintendo is vast and deeply influential. Since their beginning in late XIX century as a playing cards producer, Nintendo gained success using  their strict work ethics which in a way somewhat relates to the brand’s name (Nintendo means leave luck to heaven in Japanese). They made their first video game in 1978 after hiring the young Shigeru Miyamoto, a 24 year old illustrator who idolized Walt Disney’s universe as a child, as the company’s first staff artist. He would eventually become the creator of some of the most iconic sagas in the Nintendo universe: Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda and the Wii series.

The inspiration from the Vans pack comes from a handful of different trends. On one side, the gaming nostalgia and retrogaming trend, deeply rooted in the remix culture we’re living in, affecting particularly the so called millennials whom developed a big brand loyalty to Nintendo. The 90s vintage comeback is one of the effects of this nostalgic trend and can also be considered a deep stylistic influence for this collection. Related to this nostalgic trend, we can find as well the geek is the new chic maxim we’ve been seeing both in fashion and streetwear lately, as in Agi & Sam LEGO masks or in pixel and glitch prints (KOTTÉ‘s first collections are good examples of this trend in the underground fashion design sector). On the other side, this collection is obviously influenced by vintage gaming aesthetics, something we can trace in the massive use of neon and indexed colour palettes and also in the appreciation of 8-bit inspired and pixelated shapes. All of these influences are applied to the beloved classic Vans Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Classic slip-ons designs.

As for the pack itself, the collection is organised in several categories echoing the way customers consumed Nintendo games in those early pioneering years. There’s a basic pack consisting of designs based on the NES console and its controllers, now a fetishist consumption product tingling in millennials‘ hearts.

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The next collection comes by the hand of the most successful Nintendo series after Wii and one of the most iconic and recognizable characters of video games history, Super Mario. Due to this saga relevance this part of the pack has several different branches. One is starred by Mario himself, his brother Luigi and several minor characters of the universe like Koopa, Toad, Yoshi…

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Another one has Mario as a main character again but this time focusing on the iconic GAME OVER text we all had seen when our playing ability was not at its peak. The slides on this category can’t be cooler!

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Finally, Princess Peach not surprisingly has her own branch of the collection. At the end she was the reason Mario has to deal with all those trials and difficulties that provided us with so many hours of fun. And, of course, pink is always an awesome colour to wear!

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Are you ready for this geeky retrogaming trend? Because we can’t wait until tomorrow to have this awesome collection in our hands and start to seeing it on the streets!

by Marcos F Gallego

Nike Cortez: building an icon

  nike_cortez_bwBorn with an athletic heart, the Cortez is known as the only sneaker to become a best-seller for two different shoe companies. It was originally built as a prototype from the best bits of two existing models from the Japanese company Onitsuka Tiger by Bill Bowerman, legendary Oregon track coach and jogging guru who was trying to build a light and durable running shoe. After years of designing and experimenting, Bowerman finalized the image of the Cortez in 1968 and Onitsuka Tiger found the hybrid creation an splendid idea so they commercially released the shoe for the 1968 Mexico Olympics becoming an instant hit.

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On board as a technical advisor for an Oregon-based sports gear company named Blue Ribbon Sports, an official distributer of Onitsuka’s innovative shoes run by one of Bowerman’s former pupil, Phil Knight, Bowerman himself was aware of the commercial possibilities his design had. Eventually the marriage between Onitsuka and Blue Ribbon Sports soured and, whilst distributing Tiger, Knight and Bowerman started to develop their own line of sneakers called Nike, being the Cortez their first design and their most successful product. Officially released as Nike Cortez for the 1972 Munich Olympics, the demand for the shoe grew exponentially nearly immediately after the public noticed the shoe was being used by the 1972 Olympic Athletes. The sales went through the roof reaching $800,000 during its first year of commercial life and the rest is sneakers, sports and streetwear history.

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Over the past 20 years the Nike Cortez has continuously been redesigned. From a running shoe it turns to be an element of urban culture with a strong visual identity and its own codes. The black and white Cortez, for example, is commonly worn by latino gangs favouring the shoe’s comfort and simple design. It also had a deep impact on contemporary hip hop and graffiti streetwear, amongst many other popular fashion trends it had been adapted to. It keeps, though, the main feature that made Bowerman’s original design a big success: thick and long-lasting herringbone rubber outer sole with a full-length midsole manufactured from dual-density foam (the first ever shoe to be released with this characteristic). The combination of these two soles reduces leg fatigue, raises the heel of the shoe to reduce Achilles tendon strains and provides maximum comfort. It’s appearance has not changed a lot though, from the original leather material turning to nylon and suede to reduce shoe’s weight leading to its final transformations so far. Despite the use of new tech fabrics the shoe has kept its iconic simple and minimalistic outer design with the Nike Swoosh across the sides of the shoe. Continuously improving to keep the shoe’s strong identity and character, the Nike Cortez is in the middle of a streetwear comeback becoming one of the on-trend vintage designs you are likely to see this summer in every festival, club or beach party.

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by Marcos F Gallego