Below the kneeMonday, November 4 2013
(Ph. Eva K Salvi)
#Currentlytrending: a deep affinity for all things below the knee.
Outerwear, yes – there’sa fair share of that going on this season (nothing beats the chic of an ankle grazing coat; cue outfit du jour) – but also, and more noticeably so, all over our carefuly curated instant-feeds.You’ve seen it;perhaps even partaken in the hashtivities… Black & White imagery snapped from the angle favored by smartphone affecionados who like to overshare the mundane (present!).But other than the lure of a catchy ‘#’, you may not have gathered what prompted the sudden deluge of Inkwell-filtered pictures (not to mention quite a few Willows) in the land of Instagram this week.
I have the story. Word on the street, an Autumn/Winter campaign shot from the knee down, featuring women from NYC’s fetish scene, is the agent provocateur. Sultry shoes, shot in a sultry manner. All Saints doing what it does best: sexy, edgy, irreverent.
Enter your girl, doing her bit for the cause – lace-up leather being my nod to the dominatrix aesthetic. I would rather stick to my shoe fetish, though, and these pin-thin,sky-high heels are suggestive enough to get the point across.
But that is not all. Those who wish to take part in any #belowtheknee action have been invited to do so by tagging their own snaps and sharing them with @AllSaintslive. Up for grabs: a trip to London and a handpicked pair of the brand’s covetable footgear. Keep ’em coming, folks. Good luck.