It’s not everyday that fashion offers a delightfully confusing moment on the catwalk, but when it does, it really is. * chef’s kiss *. In the case of Paris Fashion Week, which runs until Wednesday, October 6, the label that got fashion lovers talking this weekend was Loewe, currently run by creative director Jonathan Anderson.
The 37-year-old designer made waves with a series of shoes that featured a variety of kitsch designs for actual heels. There were strappy open-toed sandals set over a pair of fake nail polish bottles. Other alternative heels included pink and white birthday candles, crushed red roses, and, wait, cracked eggs. Yes, like the kind of eggs you make for breakfast. Quite the concept, isn’t it?
Now, as a low-key person obsessed with eggs of all shapes and kinds – no, seriously, I’ll have them scramble, poached, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – I can’t lie: My immediate reaction to seeing those Loewe egg-adorned heels was one of deep admiration and appreciation. I mean, eggs are one of the most versatile foods out there. Why would not you want to pay homage to them with your wardrobe?
I am also in this very literal approach to the phrase “walking on eggshells”. Because if you’re going to be on the alert – as the meaning of the popular phrase suggests – you might as well look good.
While I think I need it in my closet at once, not everyone felt the same. As usual, people have expressed their opinion of Loewe’s egg shoes very clearly on Twitter. Coming up, check out some of the best reactions to brunch-ready shoes.