They are fluffy, leopard print and have curling tails attached to their heels: They could only be the latest incarnation of Jeremy Scott for cheap jeremy scott Originals sneakers.
They also appear to have been designed with dogs in mind.
When the image, from Scott’s forthcoming spring/summer 2012 collection, was apparently leaked last week, fashion commentators believed some of the shoes to have been made especially for four legged friends.
In the jungle: Wearable soft toys, why not? Jeremy Scott’s new range for jeremy scott adidas sees happy gorillaz and leopard-faced hi-tops. Commentators believed the designs were especially for dogs when the image was leaked last week
But while it looks like the eccentric and playful Scott may finally have gone too far, taking into account even his potential canine customers, the American designer, it turns out, has simply chosen to model his new children’s designs on an accommodating hound.
Scott’s new collection includes furry black gorilla shoes – complete with smiling gorilla faces – and leopard-print sneaks with tails.
A set of mini leopard print sneaks, fluffy leopard faces attached, are worn by the nonplussed dog – setting tongues wagging at Fashionista and Vice as to a possible collection for dogs.
MailOnline has however been assured by Jeremy Scott’s spokesman that the trainers are in fact for human babies.
Gorilla designs, in a larger size, even come with raised black arms, hands pulling a good humour, thumbs up gesture.
The wacky trainers, and their display, channel Scott’s trademark irreverent take on fashion – a defining style that has seen his position cemented as a favourite to the stars.
And as usual, while Scott’s latest designs – which will be sold at high-end boutique, Opening Ceremony – aren’t for everyone, they certainly make a wearer stand out from the crowd.
His eclectic creations are loved by Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Nicki Minaj.
Jeremy Scott’s recent ranges for jeremy scott adidas’ ObyO collaboration range have seen hi-tops emblazoned with Pegasus wings in gold, silver, camouflage and transparent plastic and diamanté styles.
The instantly-recognisable shoes, around $180, became an instant best-seller for the leisurewear brand.
Judging from the tail-wagging reception the sneak peak is garnering, we expect the much-anticipated spring/summer range to go in exactly the same way.