Somepeople like to keep their trainers squeaky clean, and others prefer their trainers to be as dirty as their mind, so when we saw these trainers pop up in our inbox we couldn’t help but feel it captures our inner artist. At £335 they aren’t exactly the budget option when you can probably just wear a pair of your own trainers whilst giving a wall a fresh coat of paint, but then again they are Maison Martin Margiela…..enough said.
However what also came to mind whilst viewing these is a great artist who we’ve been a fan of for some time, Charlie Anderson. You could just imagine him having worn a pair of sparkly white trainers and then within a few hours the end result being what you see represented here by Margiela, of which would perfectly finish off his paint splattered vest and jeans look (if only we could all look as good this messy). Charlie graduated in 2009 and has gained much publicity from his stay in LA where he has an exhibition at the Fabien Castanier Gallery, not bad for a Scottish fella. His work is based on using a mix of imagery from the music and film industry to advertising, and thus creates that billboard effect using layering and paint, which looks young, fresh and exciting.
Maison Martin Margiela trainers can be purchased here
View Charlie Anderson’s work here