Remember those bejewelled trainers that Raf Simons sent glittering down the Dior Spring 2014 Couture runway? Both athletic and exquisite in equal measure (rubber soles meet embroidered flowers), the Dior Fusion Sneakers represent a new direction for haute couture – one that is less restrictive, more modern; designed for the cool girl who’s both elegant and contemporary.
Touted as the splurge of the season ($1,600 a pair), luxury fashion has never been this comfy and the way to wear them? Forget sweaty gym gear, these slip-on kicks are more fasion than fitness.
Go behind the scenes on the making of the futuristic footwear in the film below to see first hand the intricate attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into making every pair: