How the movie Jaws inspired Givenchy’s latest creation

You might say it’s got quite a lot of bite.

By Natasha Lee 16/07/2018

When one thinks of the movie Jaws, fashion generally isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

But the opposite appears to be true for Givenchy’s artistic director, Clare Waight Keller.

Waight Keller has designed the fashion house’s first urban sport sneaker, which has taken its inspiration from the 1975 thriller.

Inspired by the multiple functionalities of a sports shoe, the aptly-named JAW sneaker is named for the distinctive ‘teeth’ on its soles.

Waight Keller’s design takes its cues from a number of different eras, including the track shoes of the sixties and seventies, to the high-tech sneakers that emerged in the nineties.

With a streamlined style and urban attitude, the JAW debuts exclusively as all-white or all-black high tops in leather and nylon with a zip closure. Classic sneaker styles, in white, black or three-color iteration with blue or red, will follow.

The JAW high-top sneaker will debut in Givenchy boutiques and online from today.

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