It’s Impossible to Tell the Difference Between Luxury & Fast Fashion Sneakers

by MR Magazine Staff

The philosopher Confucius taught the importance of imitation. Students learn by copying their master’s work and masters apply what they copied as a student. Centuries before Oscar Wilde declared it the highest form of flattery, Chinese scholars made imitation the root of innovation. Now, in an era of luxury bootlegs, a curious trend nods toward fashion inversion. Fast fashion and luxury sneaker designs are converging, and might even be heading for a place where the high street does the creating. Could the student really become the master? In many ways — for sneakers, at least — it already has. Read more at Highsnobiety.