Oddly enough, socks have made it into the headlines in recent weeks, but not in quite the way you would imagine! Usually when the news does a write up about stockings or socks it is because an armed robber is hiding his or her face to avoid detection. This year, wild and wacky socks are all the rage and because of the full range of eccentric colour schemes being employed, there is no end to the potential for wearing some of the most outlandish socks imaginable.
Getting back to the news however is the fact that in the signing of Robert Griffin III to the Washington Redskins (American Football Team), socks designed especially for him from Adidas were showcased with his favourite saying and of course the ever trendy Adidas logo. Griffin’s motto has been “Go Catch Your Dream” and as the Heisman Trophy winner from the 2011 college season, this is a dream that he surely realised. Now as pick number two on draft night 2012, signed by the Redskins, that dream has become a reality.
Elsewhere in the ‘news,’ the fashion industry has been turned topsy turvy because this spring/summer collection has women wearing socks of all sorts with their sandals, platform shoes and even with high heels. Whilst a high percentage of those are simple earthy tones, some are bringing back the bright, bold colours reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking of generations past.
Some are fashioned like the slouch socks of 80’s and others are tight fitting knee high sports socks seen on football fields across much of the world. In fact, bright and bold socks certainly are trending this year whether ankle, calf or knee high lengths. Teams are having fun creating their own wacky designs whilst the younger crowd is going in for the brightest colours they can find. Socks are in the news, but with a whole new slant that is setting the world of fashion abuzz.
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