Fashion is still a bit stuck this fall. The past year or so had featured lots of clunky boots, plenty of sneakers, and more stilettos than one would ever need. The news in shoes is beginning to make itself seen. It’s about time. There is plenty of novelty in decoration, and the use of texture and color. Take a look at where footwear is headed. Let’s preview this tour of some of the stores in the New York. What are you looking for this season?
There is a lot of novelty in loafers this season. Bottega Veneta repeats itself using a very nice buckle on three different shapes of loafers. A flat pair, and pair with chunky heels, and a pair of platform loafers.
Chloe loves loafers too. This pair is updated using contrasting decorative stitching.
There is more news in shoes from Chloe, again. The last is the same as the one used in the decorated shoe above, but the material is a textured pattern that stands out.
Gabriela Hearst, who also designed Chloe, created these textured heels as well. Some of the shoes are made from a hand made fabric, and they all get textural with a crochet edge.
Novelty heels are newsy this season. Bottega Veneta adds a little knot to the metal heels of there slides.
Chanel uses this textured heel in several models. One is a baby-doll, and the other is a more open shoe.
Prada gets a bit tricky with these kitten heels. The artsy designs are fine, but the obvious use of the Prada name plasterd on the decorations is a bit of a turn-off.
Chanel offers another baby-doll heel, and uses charm-like logos and Chanel symbols to decorate the shoe. I guess the Chanel customer likes everyone to know that they are wearing the brand.
Gucci uses mettal GG’s in a geometric grid to mark their platfrom sandals and boots.
Dolce Gabbana likes platforms too. This pair stands out in a wild pattern, and the brand’s name decorates the heels.
Balenciaga goes for platforms in a big way. The superhigh sandals and clogs are covered in pave rhinestones.
Dolce Gabbana goes even dressier with sandals covered in large pink stones.
The Attico likes glitter shoes, especially in bright colors. They also love unusual heels.
And if you really want to be over-the-top, why not slip on the feather covered stilletos by Balenciaga. These shoes make a statement.
A.W.A.K.E. Mode is also into shine. The gold foil boots are pretty classic. And the slip ons decorated with metallic leather balls will make your feet the center of attention.
Prada trims sandals and slikes with delicate leather roses. Too bad they spoil a delicate look with the ever present metal Prada logo. The shoes would be better without that touch.
Miu Miu does an interesting bootie-sandal. It has a tough love vibe.
Straw was big this season. Gucci trims one slide with an atypical flowery printed sole. And the espadrille looks clean. This is a good update for straw.
Bottega Veneta is into lots of texture and craft. The leather is braided for a full look, and then placed on a pair of platform sandals.
Marni uses hand made crochet with texture on these colorful sabot slides.
There are still sneakers around. This Balenciaga pair got an update in an acid green patchwork. You will stand out for many reasons if you wear these.
Marni had a bit more fun, doing a funky scribble print on its both high and low top sneakers.
And Miu Miu adds some real news in shoes with these deconstructed fabric patched kicks. They are fun and creative.
This pair of boots is also from Miu Miu. While the multi-buckles look interesting, what is even more interesting is the body of the boot. It looks like it was borrowed from a pair of Frye boots or a classical pair ofmoto boots. Interesting the way designers work.