Chanel Cruise 2013 Cements The Trend: Brothel Creepers Are Cool!

18 May 2012 by

Rihanna and Fearne creep around London in their Brothel Creepers!

Those pesky brothel creepers, we hear you say, just WON’T GO AWAY, will they? It’s true, these most rebellious shoes has seen more incarnations in the past year than during their Teddy Boy hey day in the late ‘50s - or second time round as the beloved two-fingers-up footwear choice of 1970s punk rockers. The creeper comeback started with the Prada S/S’11 catwalk stacked brogues and the simultaneous resurgence of original creeper creator Underground. So Miuccia sent her ugly-chic colourful flat-forms down the runway – fashion insiders clamoured to get them and they promptly sold out across the globe  - and at the same time cool kids across the world discovered that a pair of £83 Underground creepers (espesh of the double or triple sole variety) would give any outfit much more angsty attitude. In fact, Underground have become so very popular that not only have they collaborated with catwalk labels like Thierry Mugler, bStore, Ashish and Sibling, but a flagship store will be opening on London’s Berwick Street this coming June. Maybe they'll even reach the dizzy heights of claiming Kristen Stewart's next red carpet flat shoe moment...

Chanel's Cruise 2013 creepers look oh-so-cute with a frou frou frock!

A year on and these rogue shoes have just received a MAJOR fashion stamp of approval courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld and his Chanel Cruise 2013 collection, where the majority of model's outfits were completed with thick-soled creepers in metallics or soft pastels.  They were the perfect off-kilter antidote to the unadulterated girlishness of the fashion house's frothy frocks and candy-coloured hair.

Creepers hit the streets: L-R: Lua P, Olivia Harrison, Kendall C, Alice Mary

T’was not long along that we tried out the tricky creeper trend for ourselves in the office (see, told you they'd go global) and since then we’ve stopped plenty of girls in the street for Style Hunter and spotted a selection of celebs making their mark in this shoe department, too. Rihanna, Jessie J, Florence Welch and Fearne Cotton have all proven that the creeper isn't so cray cray after all.  Have you tried them? Are you in shoe love or still not convinced? Leave your thoughts below...


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