Articles tagged with "Platform Heels"
Style magazine Luxuo sizes up heels for men and how the fashion industry is adapting to more inclusive, genderless fashion.
From the article:
“People who are buying status footwear want to be recognisable,” said Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director at Neiman Marcus. “We’ve been moving in that direction of having more statement-making footwear. That means making bigger, higher and thicker shoes.”
“When I strut down the street in my heels, every part of my being feels right.” Shaobo Han, co-founder of Syro stated. “Wearing heels allows me to connect and embrace my femininity and explore the limits of fashion. I don’t believe that heels should have a gender, it belongs to everyone.”
"Similar to apparel, the declassification of heels as a “woman’s” shoe continues to unfold as clothing become less tied to one’s gender identity and sexuality. As men hit red carpets and magazine covers in gowns, there’s no reason they shouldn’t have a nice pair of heels to accompany them."
Original URL: https://www.luxuo.com/style/inch-up-your-footwear.html
Posted: 3 April 2023
It's always great to see brands emerging with open minded attitudes towards clothing and gender. AFT-R Barcelona is a relatively new shoe brand who are now embracing genderless heels. It's a bold move for a relatively young brand, though their styles will certainly appeal to a large audience regardless of gender. With sizes from EU36 to EU44, there's clearly still some caution about the market for men with the absence of sizes above EU44, though it's still a welcome start and keeps the conversation going about heels for men.
From the article:
"AFT-R BARCELONA, a genderless shoe brand created in Barcelona in 2019 by Eric Turró and Alejandra Conesa, has always been known for advocating inclusion and diversity through footwear. Coinciding with its third anniversary, the project expands its family of products by adding the genderless high-heeled boot to its offer."
Posted: 12 January 2023
British Newspaper, Mail Online reports on Olly Alexander's (Years & Years, It's a Sin) performance at Harris Reed's Fashion in Motion show back in March of 2022.
At 5ft 9in already, adding towering platform heels to his outfit only added to his stature. Olly follows an ever growing trend of music artists, such as Lenny Kravitz, Lil Nas X and Damiano David (Maneskin) stepping out in heels, simultaneously challenging gender norms, providing representation and visibility for gender non-conforming folks.
When questioned about a potential second series of "It's a Sin", Olly suggested that the writer, Russell T Davies, would be busy with writing for Doctor Who, but he didn't entirely rule out a tie-up between himself and a part in Doctor Who.
Posted: 18 December 2022
Footwear News reports on Billy Porter's appearance at the BET Awards in an eye-catching outfit including a pair of Rick Owens' Kiss boots, now one of the definitive styles in the men's heels world.
From the article:
"The “Cinderella” actor’s asymmetrical skirt gave way to platform boots in the same shade of gray that featured a chunky clear heel and a futuristic square toe design. He completed the look with some rings, an updo and dark eye makeup."
"Porter has a history of hitting the red carpet in vibrant colors, vivid prints and fun hats. He’s also known for his collaboration with Jimmy Choo, which offers extended sizing."
Billy Porter has long been a champion of heels for men since his starring role as Lola in the broadway production of Kinky Boots and while the association with boots being Kinky doesn't hold up for everyone, we applaud Billy's ground breaking, flamboyant style.
Posted: 12 November 2022
Vogue magazine reports on the growing trend of male celebrities wearing platform heels.
Red carpet events present a great opportunity for celebrities to get themselves into the media. One way to get noticed is to push the boundaries of what's normally expected and for some stars, they achieve that in what they wear. The outfits in general are not what we would call "traditional" red carpet wear, but many of them are now also including heels in various flavours.
There's some new faces in town too, bucking the trend for men in heels such as musicians Troye Sivan, Conan Gray and Maneskin front-man Damiano David. It's also great to see a consistent style commitment including heels from others like Lil Nas X and Timothee Chalamet.
There's some great photos in this article and it's well worth a quick read.
Original URL: https://www.vogue.com/article/mens-platform-heels-trend
Posted: 8 November 2022
The Vou takes stock of where we are at in the heels for men arena and highlights 38 selections from what's on offer with options to suit all tastes, styles and budgets. There has clearly been a great deal of research put into this piece by Aiden Russell, and if they are anything like me, probably one or two personal purchases along the way!
From the article:
"the number of men reclaiming their space in the high heel fashion world by making profound statements of confidence and style is on the rise."
"Inspired by top fashion brands such as Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Celine, Amina Muaddi, YSL, Manolo Blahnik, Versace, and Bottega Veneta, these heels for men will make anyone look stunning, regardless of gender, style, or taste."
Original URL: https://thevou.com/fashion/mens-high-heels/
Posted: 2 August 2022
"Hayley was motivated to approach me by the amount of media coverage which I had referenced on heels for men for this piece." said Rob, "She certainly agreed with my findings that there was a definite trend happening in the fashion world for men to wear heels again".
Anchored with commentary from Rob throughout, the article explores the "genderless heels" trend with insights from independent designers who have changed their manufacturing and marketing methods to accommodate an inclusive approach where shoes are for all, regardless of gender. The article also uncovers why inclusive sizing is not quite as simple as to achieve you might think it could be, though not a problem that can't be solved.
We're delighted to get this great coverage and hope it will be the first of many!
Posted: 6 June 2022
CNN reports on the rise in platform heel wearing and explores some of the ideas why this is an emerging trend for both women and men.
Posted: 31 May 2022
Just Jared reports on Tom’s great outfit at the Team GB Ball 2021.
Posted: 1 April 2022
If you can get past the click-bait title without blowing a blood-vessel, Jill Maurer (@jillmaurerdesigner) presents an honest and entertaining video, explaining why “Men can’t wear heels”... or can they? You’ll have to watch it and find out!
Original URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=YgVuvWc-jCI
Posted: 25 August 2021