What went down at the LN-CC x Versace Mercury party

What went down at the LN-CC x Versace Mercury party

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Remember earlier this week when we said LN-CC gave its London store a Versace Mercury sneaker makeover? Well, last night the East London concept store threw open its doors to celebrate the release, and of course we went down to check it out. 

LN-CC isn’t your bog standard store and feels more like you’re going into some wonky underground world rammed with really nice clobber. Jeune Pouce was already on the decks as we descended into the Dalston den of designer, blessing us with Rosalia remixes and a bass-filled “Nasty” by Tinashe. Drinks were provided courtesy of Don Julio and CÎROC, keeping the vibes flowing as LN-CC’s club space, l8te, was transformed into a chamber of all things mercury, as Taahliah jumped on the decks. 

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We’re always down for some fashionable festivities, and last night explored the inspiration behind Versace’s Mercury sneaker, emphasising the fluidity and transformative nature of the silhouette. The shoe itself is made from a premium calf leather unified by a single sole, oozing both futurism and versatility in keeping with Versace’s artisanal techniques. 

While the sneaker marks a bold new direction for Versace’s footwear, it still nods to the House’s iconic past, incorporating the rope detailing which was all over its ‘80s and ‘90s ads. Rhinestone appliques work with the knotted upper to set it apart, offering a subtle yet wearable contrast to its webbed structure. The shoe itself is pretty low-key, featuring metal Versace lettering on the heel, leaving the sci-fi sneaker’s “Made in Italy” design to do the talking.

If there’s one place you can merge Versace’s Milanese glamour with some of London’s “always up for it” appeal, it’s east London’s LN-CC, and last night did exactly that. 

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