Here's All the Confirmation You Need That Havaianas Can Look Elevated

Amanda Bardas

We've been predicting the return of Havaianas for quite some time. We know, we know. You never actually stopped wearing them, but remember in the early 2000s when you'd wear them with a denim miniskirt and polo T-shirt and that was your fashion vibe? Somewhere along the way they transitioned into commute shoes, beach shoes, weekend shoes. They never technically disappeared, but the way you wore them changed.

Now, we're spotting more an more examples of how they can be integrated into your fashion wardrobe. The Olsen twins have been repping them with everything from wide leg pants to tube dresses. Street stylers favoured them at Copenhagen Fashion Week. And over the weekend, Dion Lee sent models down the runway at New York Fashion Week in Havaianas. The Australian designer proved that the relaxed wardrobe staple can in fact look elevated.

On the inclusion of the relaxed shoe choice, Dion Lee said "The Australian lifestyle has always been a strong source of inspiration for me. Working with Havaianas, we integrated such a quintessential Australian footwear style in with the overall collection. They are such an iconic Australian look, we loved being able to include them in our NYFW show.

As a designer, I am always exploring complexity and construction in my collections. Working this way means that the collection always needs to be balanced with simplicity. This season that simplicity was introduced via pairing some of the looks back with Havaianas thongs in classic black and white colourways."

Read on to see the thongs on the runway.

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