Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Sneaking Into Fashion

From the V&A’s Hollywood Costume to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket at the Saatchi, London has plenty of excellent fashion exhibitions to keep you entertained this Autumn.

Well clear your diary once again – as we’ve found a free, must-see fashion exhibition, that feeds fashion’s recent appetite for sportswear-inspired looks. Sneaking Into Fashion documents the reinvention of the trainer from humble sport shoe into high fashion and high art, from the very first pair of designer sneakers (Gucci in the 1980s), to Beyonce’s heeled Isabel Marants.

As well as some covetable high fashion footwear, iconic trainers from pop culture will also be on display – so you can bask in the glory of Mo Farah’s medal-winning track shoes, marvel at Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s punk-inspired pair, and go on a nineties nostalgia trip with Mel B’s infamous Buffalo platforms.

Sneaking into Fashion will open to the public for free from 18th-28th October from 9am-7pm at the Covent Garden Piazza, thanks to online shoe retailers Javari.co.uk. Can’t make it to the capital? Javari will be showing a virtual tour of the exhibition on their website on the same dates.

We’ve been offered a sneak preview of the line-up of trainers in the exhibition – so whether you’re a sneaker aficionado with a cupboard of well-worn Nikes, or you just invested in your first pair of Ash wedge trainers, take a look at some of the most iconic trainers in the world below.

Related

shoes-we-adore.jpg

30 shoes we loved at London Fashion Week

madonnaShoe.jpg

Strangest Shoes Ever

bootshero.jpg

Top 50 Winter Boots

Comments

More

Fashion highlights from the week so far

From the Kardashians to Amal Clooney by Nicola Colyer

12 Feb 2016

Beautiful, affordable wedding dresses: Jenny Packham's new collection

From beautiful bridal gowns to delicate lace veils by Sarah Biddlecombe

11 Feb 2016

Plus size models and a 56-year-old star in Sports Illustrated issue

It's a groundbreaking move for the publication by Sarah Biddlecombe

10 Feb 2016

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities by Sarah Biddlecombe

10 Feb 2016

The secret to making high heels comfortable to walk in

There are two simple tricks by Sarah Biddlecombe

08 Feb 2016

Watch Marie Kondo's soothing guide to folding

“It's about love” by Sarah Biddlecombe

05 Feb 2016

Student quits job after shop boss says she’s not “model material”

She had modelled for the store's Instagram page by Charlotte Duck

05 Feb 2016

Meet the "Hijarbie" Barbie making waves in the fashion world

The latest Instagram star by Sarah Biddlecombe

04 Feb 2016

Valentine's Day gift guide: ideas for you, your lover or a friend

Objects of affection by Anna Pollitt

04 Feb 2016

Bride surprises husband with genius secret inscription on wedding ring

Our kind of woman by Sarah Biddlecombe

03 Feb 2016