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Sneaker Queen

Style blogger and author Leandra Medine, alias Man Repeller, puts her spin on some classic Supergas

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On Thursday in L.A., cult Italian sneaker label Superga celebrated it latest launch of bold styles created by the queen of quirk herself, Ms. Leandra Medine. At a luncheon inside Madison at Fred Segal, the Man Repeller, who has been a fan of the label since she was a little girl thanks to her Italian Mom, showed off her designs that include details like velvet and metallic boucle fabric. The go-to high-top and low-top styles have been repurposed in eye-catching gold and silver, with some pairs featuring longer laces so that wearers can mimic Medine’s signature look of tying them up around their ankles. The collection is priced between $125-$160 and will be available at Superga as well as stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop. For a girl who paired platform kicks with her Marchesa wedding dress—and pulled it off—this collaboration seems like just the right fit.

Click through the gallery to see photos from the launch party and styles from the new line.