Issue 77

Monthly newspaper and online publication targeting 18 to 35 year olds. The ultimate guide to the hottest parties, going out and having fun. Music, fashion, film, travel, festivals, technology, comedy, and parties! London, Barcelona, Miami and Ibiza.

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12 Issue 77 / 2015 FASHION Fashion timeline: hi-tops Hi-tops have run the musical gamut; from rock and roll to punk, from grunge to hip-hop, even sugary sweet pop stars like to sport the classic shoe. Pretty much everyone on the planet owns a pair, and they have become the festival and gig shoe of choice – comfy enough to rave or mosh all night long and cool enough to keep you looking fresh. Not bad for a humble basketball shoe 1917– The first version of the All Star basketball shoe is produced by the Converse Rubber Corporation. A classic is created. 1936– Chuck Taylor designs a white hi-top with red and blue trim for the US Olympic basketball team. Of course they win the gold medal. 1955 – James Dean sports a pair in Rebel Without A Cause and the shoes instantly become symbol of cool. 1970s – Although they originally started out wearing Keds, everyone assumed the Ramones only wore Converse, which they did do later down the line. 1989– Still enjoying a rock and roll phase, Chuck Taylors became the official sneaker of The Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels tour. Both icons are still rocking to this day. early 1990s – Kurt Cobain was often seen in a beaten up black pair of hi-tops, and consequently the trainer entered the world of grunge. 2009– Hi-tops go Hollywood as Kristen Stewart starts rocking them on the red carpet. 2013 – Many in the hip-hop game love the shoes, with everyone from Ice Cube to Snoop pulling on a pair, but none as much as Wiz Khalifa who creates his very own range. 2013 - Maison Martin Margiela put a high fashion twist on the hi-tops. Red, blue and yellow Converse get a coat of white paint, which is designed to flake off over time, creating a one-of-a-kind design. 2015– Grubby Converse will be treading the festival fields of Europe and beyond.

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