Rosalía’s influence is unparalleled at the moment – from taking over our For You Pages for her signature gum-chewing (and inadvertently inspiring a whole host of other trends on the app right now – see: ‘giving people the same energy in Paris‘) to the dances circulating from her new album. Her tour, the MOTOMAMI tour, seems to be popping up on most social media sites for its high-production, high-energy and all-round good vibes.
Aside from the vocals and (all but guaranteed) gum moment, Rosa’s outfits are also a huge part of the tour’s social virality – and come courtesy of Dion Lee and both Paris. Expanding on the clear, moto-heavy visual aesthetic of Rosalía’s current era, the standout fit consists of a mini pleat skirt, thick cable knit jumper with leather shoulder pads and her signature plaits – which are chopped off onstage each night as part of the show.
Crafted by Australian designer Dion Lee, the fits blend style and function – cutting no corners in outfitting one of music’s most stylish performers, but making sure the pieces are both comfortable and able to be moved in. However, perhaps the most exciting element of the whole look are the boots: collaboratively created by Lee and both Paris, thigh-high leather and coming in multiple colourways.
You’ve probably seen both Paris designs on the feet of celebrities, it-girls and the fashion conscious crowd if you don’t already know them by name. The independent footwear brand has risen to prominence for its considered and experimental approach to footwear design – using and manipulating rubber as its main material. Combining minimalist silhouettes with hybrid designs, both’s GAO sole has been tapped for the Rosalía-approved boots.
But what is GAO, I hear you ask? Well, essentially, it’s both Paris’ signature sole – cleated, platform and functional. However, with these boots, it’s been raised even higher to form a platform heel – think the Versace pump silhouette, minus the satin and plus a whole load of leather. Coming in blue and red iterations (to match the tour look of each night), the boots sit at thigh-height and feature a dipped upper line – borrowing from the ‘splint’ style seen on boots by other designers such as Rick Owens.
Seen by millions both IRL and online, thanks to the ever-circling Bizcochito meme, the boots have come to encapsulate a specific moment in time, sitting at the intersection of internet virality, fashion’s ongoing infiltration within music, and showing that functional performance wear can still be iconic.
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