Givenchy trainersGivenchy printed silk twill ht-top trainers >>

Gone are the days when trainers featured purely in the 'casual' category of shoes: they are now being made with as much attention to detail and style as any other type of footwear, and we'd expect nothing less from Givenchy, whose paisley-print silk twill hi-tops would certainly take pride of place in our spring wardrobes...

What's particularly attractive about this style is not only the eye-catching print, but the concealed demi-heel, which acts to give the ankles a flattering lift without going for the all-out wedge look. The silk twill uppers elevate the trainers into serious shoe territory, and the colour palette is ideally suited to this season's subtle seventies obsession. Team these with some mid-blue denim jeans and an oversized tee for the best effects.

Keep an eye out for more printed styles from Givenchy, which has a strong collection for lovers of graphic print this season.