* Bold two-tone color blocking
* Constructed with nappa leather
* Made in Portugal
At what point does a trend become commonplace? And at what point does commonplace become a staple and less of a fad? Something to consider when mulling over a pair of Kenzo’s colorblocked Tennix sneakers.
In the cyclical fashion world, color-blocking has been on trend for the better part of the last seven years. In terms of apparel, the color-blocking motif gained popularity in the 1960s and it is thought to have been inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. During the 20s and 30s, Mondrian began exploring grid-based designs for which he is best known today, and where the world of fashion may or may not have sourced its inspiration for this technique.
Which brings us back to Kenzo’s relaxed interpretation of the interplay between matching and contrasting colors, with a simple black and white scheme on a pair of its low-top sneakers. The duality of the Tennix might not seem obvious at first, but it’s something you quickly pick up on when you view them from different angles, making them an instant eye-catcher that is sure to generate some double takes. These sneakers offer a subtle take on the current craze of multi-colored sneakers you might see from the likes of Nike and Adidas. The Tennix offers a more versatile way to try the color-block trend, while still retaining wearability.
Contrary to some trends in fashion, though, the Tennix not only look sleek, but these sneakers are also comfortable, thanks to cushioned insoles and buttery, nappa leather construction. Supreme comfort and style doesn’t usually come hand in hand, so you might not want to let this stylish pair pass you by.