[REVIEW] Typically, during the economic downturn, the heel will be higher. But in the past two years, the height of the heels downward trend, perhaps because the long-term tightening mood, stimulate consumers save clothes shrink food ideas.
IBM has released a report on the heels of the survey report, analyzing data from social media, hundreds of millions of posts ". Analysis shows that in the past two years, high heels the height of a downward trend. This found that they were surprised. "Under normal circumstances, every economic downturn, the heel will be higher, this time is not the same, perhaps because of the long-term tightening mood, stimulate consumers save clothes shrink food ideas." IBM experts in the field, Dr. Trevor Davis says.
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The fashion industry does not agree to this conclusion. Colleen Sherron, Colleen Sherin, senior fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue boutique department store, said that this argument is like the the skirts index "and" Lipstick Index ", but improper speculation, in fact, everything is just a fashion cycle. " The other a fashion expert in New York, FIT School of Valery Steele, Professor Valerie Steele, expressed more directly, in her view, relying on the network statement able to talk to the evidence does not hold water: "This can be attributed to Mark Twain's famous saying: 'lies, damned lies, and data.' "was also said to believe that the height of the heel and the economy there is a link, such as the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s, the period is indeed had "the worse the economy, the higher the heel" of the phenomenon.
"We did not feel such effects As designers, we still want shoes America point to maintain the style, not bigger adjustment because of the environment." Qi Yue (Stephen Chi), the publication said. He is the chief designer of Stella Luna, engaged in high-heeled shoes designed for 16 years. Stylish design and the "affordable luxury" price positioning, Stella Luna popular white-collar women welcome. Compared to the majority of daily shoes, Stella Luna like fashion shoes, it is more sexy, higher heel. One pair of shoes Stella Luna, the common height of 78 centimeters for women who have not received high heels wearing training, this is still a challenging height.
Beautiful and comfortable, caught the two equilibrium points, aesthetics, or - of course, comfort is also important to account for a higher proportion of our shoes, but still not the people can not wear. "If, as the report words, in the height of 7 cm and then reduced to a few centimeters, is a headache in the heel of most designers. "Is the most difficult to design a shoe heel should not only comfortable, but also beautiful, very difficult to do such shoes still have to do every year I design a lot of last shelves much a lot of shoes in the design finished, go straight into the trash. "Qi Yue told the publication.
Qi Yue said, the height of the heel is not the main factors they consider in the design process. "We consider how the lines of shoes singled out from the design, a proportion - such as shoes before and after the Ministry of the ratio, the proportion of the shoes lines, etc. For example, 7 cm shoes itself is not too high, add approached the Ministry of waterproof and crude fat in the heel, the balance point of the shoe not designed with a lot of tips, heel height, you can see is not necessarily the actual height. design, there are a lot of visual difference. "Qi Yue said.
Heel change really is not the economic impact? Looking back over a century, will find an interesting phenomenon: almost every period of economic recession, high heels are popular period. In the 1920s, Charleston shoes are all the rage. The modern girl of each of the Jazz Age, there will be a pair of such light to help low-heeled shoes. But its glory lasted only to 1929. After the advent of the Great Depression, the exposure to high heels and platform shoes gradually replaced the position of the Charleston shoes. Roger Vivier launched a women's high heels, heels high pitched, like a dagger, known as the "Stiletto" in the the undone 1950s, Christian Dior together. From the date of birth, the Stiletto will be seen as representative of the sexy shoes.
The 1960s was an era of prosperity, high heels, but not therefore more prosperous. Because of the rise of the feminist movement, "Stiletto" the women's high heels as "the man brought the detention of women's things". Popular shoes, round, lace everywhere, ballet shoes, square heel popular. See old photos of the 1960s, Twiggy girl: she was giving her short hair, wearing an A-shaped mini skirt, matched heel shallow shoes. However, the good old days of the 1970s, platform shoes again. Biba store in London, just a few months sold 75,000 pairs of platform shoes. "Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta an opening wearing a pair of Cuban platform shoes, this one dressed as a classic at that time. Means is that the film from the second oil crisis, but in 1977, two years.
Toronto Bata shoe museum's senior curator Elizabeth Sam Heike (Elizabeth Semmel-hack), then on behalf of another part of the person's point of view: these phenomena do exist, but only some "casual observation", and does not constitute solid evidence. As for footwear designers, subtle changes in the heel and not enough to bring them to change, despite the economic environment affect them in the nurture. "In recent years, the heel height is almost the same changes, details on color, material and design of the shoes." Qi Yue said. In the latest quarter, Qi Yue, a lot of bright colors in the past, he used the more conservative black, gray color. This year, "I did not even use a black." Qi Yue told the publication, "may be some relationship with the environment. Now read the news, almost no good news you can not design something dark shoes is a woman's mood and she today is how the state of shoes. "
Carla Freeman, Carla Freeman, a professor of anthropology, called "global economy in the high-tech and high heels," the monograph, she talked about the high heels and delicate economic relations. The object of her research is the daily work of the Caribbean black women dealing with the computer. Continuous "occupation" of the process of their integration into the global economy - not only in skills is also reflected in the appearance, by a specific set of dress codes, they entered another class. Freeman wrote: "For these 'chemical people' has become a respectable woman does not need the family life after marriage, but the 'professional' in their suite, you can find and of consistent elements: appropriate length skirt, sleeveless silk stockings and high heels. "- here," sleeveless "be considered synonymous to do the work in the corner office with central air conditioning." high heels, "the implication is to not use manual labor child.
Regardless of heel height and whether there is an inevitable economic, within a certain range, proportional to its height and which class. Shoes by no means self-invention that date and then suddenly increased to 3 inches. Obvious is the high heels of "no work" has become possible, in other words, the society will inevitably have the class stratification. In ancient Egypt, civilians were barefoot, only nobility shoes. In ancient Greece and Rome, called Kothorni platform shoes, very popular on the theatrical stage. The actors wear shoes of different heights, representative of different classes. In the French Revolution, the high heels are considered a sign of class differences, not revolutionaries. 1791, Napoleon issued a decree, forbidden to wear high heels, to show the "equality". But the ban does not curb all passion for high heels, Mary Ann East Needham in 1793, took to the guillotine the moment, still wearing the shoes up to 2 inches.
In Italy, people make fun of, the inventor of high heels is a jealous husband of Venice, in order to prevent the occurrence of an improper relationship ", his beautiful wife to put on a tall platform shoes. High heels expert will explain why: this feet off the ground platform shoes, seemingly secure, in fact, more difficult to wear than ordinary high-heeled shoes. Because there is no space to the arch of the foot to stay, it is not suitable for walking. "Generally speaking, the pressure to walk at the feet of the rear. Walk, wearing high heels can be quite different, the stress is concentrated at the front. Front and rear of the shoe has enough locations, there is a curvature of only would be more comfortable. "Qi Yue told the publication," 6 cm to 7 cm is the most comfortable height to walk when the pressure in front of, behind - as long as the root is not particularly fine, more stable will have enough support. heel is too low, there is no curvature, the wearer will feel tired. "
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