(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) Some fashion trends from the 1990s have been back in vogue for a while — everything from flannel to baby doll dresses and chokers — but one fashion trend has insiders abuzz this Fall: Chanclas with socks, newly re-branded as Chocks.
Rebuffed by mainstream fashion in the 1990s, the once-criticized trend is finding its home in a world where Miley Cyrus’ trashy fashion thrives.
“Chocks are a spin on a traditional Chicano way of dressing,” said Marisol Mejia, a chola-turned-designer here who is making waves in the fashion world. “What you have to realize is that it’s all in how you wear it, not just what.”
“For example, you can wear them with traditional chanclas, or thongs, as well as athletic chanclas, huaraches or open-toed high heels. It’s really just what kind of statement you are trying to make.”
Mejia’s line of chanclas with socks varies, including not just the traditional white athletic sock, but patterns as well (photo), and she told PNS she’s working on other designs that include dress socks and knee highs.
“The sky is the limit when you talk about high fashion,” she said, promising custom-made huarache Chocks fabricated from authentic recycled tires would soon be available on her website, OrderTireHuarcheChocksHere.com.
Mejia’s line of Chocks will be hitting stores in time for the holiday shopping season.
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