Sneaking Into Fashion

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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 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.

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Be and D 'In The City' Sneaker (2012)

    Be and D 'In The City' Sneaker (2012)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Together Hiking Boot

    Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Together Hiking Boot (2012)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Kobi Levi Chewing Gum Shoe

    Kobi Levi Chewing Gum Shoe (2012)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Yellow bus Converse

    Converse 'School Bus' (1968)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Gucci Tennis shoe (1980)

    Gucci Tennis shoe (1980)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Denim and leather heeled shoe

    Jean Paul Gaultier denim and leather heeled shoe (2008)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Jeffrey Campbell AW12

    Jeffrey Campbell Neon Platform (AW12)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Yellow Kill Bill trainers

    Yellow Kill Bill trainers - 'Kill Bill' Asics Onitsuka Tiger (2003)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Liam Gallagher's Adidas Plimsoll

    Liam Gallagher's Adidas Plimsoll

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Mario Skates (1990s)

    Mario Skates (1990s)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Nike Clogs (1981)

    Nike Clogs (1981)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Nike Studio 54's The Disco's (1987)

    Nike Studio 54's The Disco's (1987)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Peter Max for Randy (1969)

    Peter Max for Randy (1969)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: 'Powerama' Pierre Hardy

    'Powerama' Pierre Hardy (2012)

  • Sneaking Into Fashion: Vivienne Westwood 'Tracy' Heeled Sneakers

    Vivienne Westwood 'Tracy' Heeled Sneakers (1993)

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