Emerging designer Luca Magliano has been making his mark at Milan Fashion Week, as season after season Magliano delivers eerie, poetic, and simply moving showcases of manipulated menswear inspired by military workwear and sartorial cues. Now, Magliano Spring/Summer 2023 is in full swing, following up on its “Surplus” campaign and jewelry line with its first sneaker, the Elastic Epidus Sneaker.
In keeping with the Magliano aesthetic, the sneakers adopt a classic runner silhouette before being given a full distressed and re-made look. For example, the pair is served in white, but sees its calf leather and suede panels dirtied, scuffed, and creased like a well-worn pair of shoes.
From there, Magliano applies polyamide elastic to the lateral mid-panel, lateral front-quarter, vamp, and tongue in a haphazard manner, fraying and pulling at the seams and edges to create a disheveled look. Stitching is busy and messy, only elevating the lived-in approach, while signature branding on the tongue and heel echo this authentically relaxed way of dressing, it too slouchy and unfussy.
Rounding out the pair is the black outsole, which is thin and equally dirty to give the shoe a complete vintage finish. Take a look at the Magliano Elastic Epidus Sneaker above, and pick it up from Magliano’s website for €518 EUR (approx. $569 USD).
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