Two years after launching her eponymous collection, Alexa Chung is growing up — and so are her shoes.
Last season, for her London Fashion Week debut, the stylist-turned-designer debuted bedazzled jellies, tapping into childhood nostalgia. But today, the footwear at her runway show was decidedly more elevated with platform-loafer hybrids taking center stage.
Green bedazzled wooden platforms at Alexa Chung’s fall ’19 show.
Chung explored the concept of escapism with a show called “Off the Grid,” held in a minimalist show space near the St. Pancras train station.
Alexa Chung loafer-platform hybrids at her fall ’19 show.
The designer’s group of strong women retreated to the West Coast, Big Sur in particular, wearing sturdy heels that were paired with prim prairie dresses and masculine outerwear in herringbone and plush forest green. The designer dreamt up the show during a trip to California, where she began to imagine a road trip during her birth year, 1983.
A model wearing masculine outerwear at Alexa Chung’s fall ’19 show.
“I haven’t been interested in prettiness for a long time, and the world doesn’t look saccharine and innocent to me anymore,” Chung said in her show notes. “So here we are with “Off The Grid” — a gaggle