Wednesday 11 December 2019

Darren Kennedy: The punk inspired biker boot is back

Weather out winter in a punk-inspired boot

Models Cadhla and Sadbh were on hand to help launch the Arnotts autumn-winter 2019 season collection, which aims to show exciting newness across a diverse mix of trends. Photo: Leon Farrell
Models Cadhla and Sadbh were on hand to help launch the Arnotts autumn-winter 2019 season collection, which aims to show exciting newness across a diverse mix of trends. Photo: Leon Farrell
Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2019
Carvela Biker, €215, Arnotts
Tommy Hilfiger
Tan knee-high boots, €23, Penneys
Flat leather embellished biker in white, €89.95, Zara
Zoe Saldana
Buly 1803 Huile Antique Scottish Lichen Body Oil
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

Buckle up, because this season it's all about the biker boot when it comes to footwear. After months of ladylike plimsolls, tennis trainers and kitten heels, get ready for a full-on assault of footwear with a lot more attitude. Not only stylish, these boots are incredibly practical and have 'firm fixture' written all over them for winter.

At Prada and Alexander McQueen there was a real sense of rebellion with boots drawing on a punk inspiration.

Chunky heels, lace ups, buckets, drawstrings and zip pockets were just some of the detailing adding interest to this season's iterations.

Grunge also influenced as ankle boots were given the Louis Vuitton treatment with high-gloss, high texture, while Paco Rabanne presented an all-over silver sequinned pair that are sure to be a hit this festive season.

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Elsewhere, designers took inspiration from the slopes with shearling taking centre stage on biker boots at Chanel, Gucci and Celine.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana epitomises the modern women in this head-to-toe Fendi ensemble. She looks relaxed and fresh wearing a contemporary silk dress spliced with lace and styled with this gorgeous green tailored coat featuring a geometric pattern.

One for the boys

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Buly 1803 Huile Antique Scottish Lichen Body Oil
 

In an age where the challenge is to disconnect, there's nothing better than a good bath to relax and reset. While you're at it, take the time to nourish skin which, at this time of year, can really take a battering - so moisture replenishment is essential. Buly 1803's body oil is blended with coconut, apricot and sesame extract. Massage into damp skin, or apply to dry hair, for a nourishing finish.

DETAILS: Buly 1803 Huile Antique Scottish Lichen Body Oil, €33.33, Buly1803.com

Top Tip

Biker boots are of course a perfect match for jeans and a chunky-knit jumper for winter. For a less obvious approach, contrast biker boots with a sweet slip dress or a midi skirt and graphic-print tee.

Wish list

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Tommy Hilfiger
 

Polar fleece rucksack, €129.90, Tommy Hilfiger

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