Since its Highsnob introduction, Ancuta Sarca has enjoyed quite some major buzz, thanks to style moments by fashion icons like Bella Hadid and Rihanna (we knew this moment would come).
Now, the London-based label has unveiled a new collection of sneaker-heels that may once again find its way into Rih and Bella’s wardrobes (and possibly mine, too).
Continuing to work with unwanted sneakers, Ancuta Sarca SS23 includes house signatures like the Nike snules, that’s sneaker mules for short. The namesake label helmed by the Fashion East alum also expands on silhouettes from past collections.
The AW22 square-toe trainer loafer resurfaces with a patent leather and scuba material makeover. In the same breath, the Furiosa boots, worn by Hadid during NYFW, underwent a thermo-style color treatment.
While the updated classics are pleasing to see, the new-new Ancuta Sarca styles made me feel as if I had died and gone to reworked footwear heaven.
Hot pink platform flip-flops boasted a Nike-branded tongue on the shoe’s thong detail, joining my SS23 wishlist alongside Thoephilio’s I Love TP tee.
Ancuta Sarca’s freshness also materialized as strappy silver metallic-mesh heels and clogs. Plus, a reconstructed Vans boot, made from the skateboarding brand’s timeless SK8 Hi silhouette, brought the two’s partnership to the light.
For the first time, Ancuta Sarca introduces womenswear, particularly deadstock SKIMS pieces redesigned through Sarca’s sports-focused lens.
SKIMS’s once-understated mesh pieces now tote sharp cutouts, edgy harnesses, and dramatically extended bustier details, evoking the spirit of the motorbikes and Formula 1 racing cars Sarca has grown to love.
Not to mention, form-fitting Sarca-branded gloves tell me Kim Kardashian may have let the designer in on the secret to snatched arms.
Like I said back in June, love it or hate it, Ancuta Sarca’s footwear is inventive and fun — and indeed, for the fashion girls who get it like Hadid, Cher, and Rihanna.
Ancuta SS23 undoubtedly saw the brand step further into its upcycled shoe bag, issuing more unique sneels, snules, and snoots I wouldn’t mind seeing cross paths with Miss Fenty again.