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posted by: HerberWellss in Boots, Brian Atwood, Burberry Porsum, Chanel Shoes, Christian Louboutin Shoes, Dolce & Gabbana Shoes, Dries van Noten Shoes, Fall 2010 Shoes, Fashion Week, Fendi Shoes, General, High heels, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs Shoes, Michael Kors Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes, Platforms, Pumps, Roberto Cavalli Shoes, Rodarte Shoes, Shoe Trends, Slingbacks, Victoria Beckham Shoes
With the three major fall 2010 fashion events, New York, Milan and Paris, concluding, there were a few shoe trends that recurred in several collections. This is what we saw. Mad Men curves are in. Fur is in. Many of the big name fashion houses went with classic investment pieces that were timeless looking. Several of the lesser known houses had some beautiful and interesting pieces. Let’s look at some shoes – that’s why we are all here.
Pointy toe shoes are returning, so dust off your Guess “Carrie” shoes because we will be seeing more pointy toes in the future.
Valentino. There was a flat and a kitten heel also presented in this collection.
While stilettoes were seen, typically if the heel was high - especially boots -then it was a chunky heel. I love the stability chunky heels offer. Can you imagine tottering around in the above Vuitton shoes if the heel was pencil thin?
Erdem – love the print on these boots.
Not many wedges were seen, so I am guessing we will be seeing those phased out over the next couple of years.
Bottega Veneta featured this wedge on all the shoes.
Dries Van Noten. I LOVE this half wedge.
With the retro girly-fication of the styles no tough girl platforms were necessary.
Lanvin (Arguably the best line of the season.)
But lots of platforms were presented.
Christian Louboutin for Phillip Lim
Brian Atwood for Victoria Beckham.
There must have been 10 different colors of this shoe because Mrs. Beckham likes to match her shoes to her dress. These shoes are nice but nothing to hyper-ventilate over. Her dresses were nice, wearable, and pretty.
Over the knee boots will be around for a while. We saw over the knee boots in several presentations. Since this is the fall season, we should not be surprised.
Burberry Prorsum presented some of the season’s favorite boots.
Statement shoes were everywhere.
If you are a chiropractor, you NEED these shoes.
Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte
Chanel. Notice the ice heel.
Chanel’s show, in my opinion was one of the goofiest ideas I think I have ever seen. Uncle Karl shipped a glacier from Sweden to Paris, had it sculpted it for the runway, put it on a swimming pool type platform, then the models walked through about an inch of melting glacier water. He presented some beautiful suits, IF you could see past the heinous fake fur that accompanied these outfits. Global warming, glaciers melting, save the furry animals was the message of this show. Here’s the thing. 1) Lagerfield used more fur in Fendi than virtually any other collection, so why use cheap looking fake fur with Chanel. 2) The carbon footprint of this show was massive and the power it took to present this show could have powered a small country. (Here is where I usually go off on my global-warming-leadership-hypocrasy tirade, but I won’t because you came here to see shoes.)
OK, I rarely look at purses, but I WANT THIS PURSE.
Forgive me for this long post, but there were so many beautiful shoes, and even more beautiful outfits. I wanted to show them all to you but that isn’t possible.
posted by: brianka in Cesare Paciotti, Chloe Shoes, Flats, Givenchy Shoes, High heels, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Kenzo, Michael Kors Shoes, Michael Kors Shoes, Oxfords, Pumps, Sandals, Trend Alert, Vegan Shoes, Walking Disasters, Wedges, Zappos
Oh My! The Eighties are upon us.
I knew my high school fashions were considering re-surfacing last year when I began catching early glimpses of puffer vests on teenagers around town. Now, with more kids looking like Madonna-as-Material-Girl, Eighties Style is having a serious fashion renaissance.
As evidence, I present Jelly Shoes. A fashion choice in that I actually never indulged in the last time around – having at that point in my teenagedom already have moved into kitten-heeled pumps and the plotting of how to get a pair of sturdy-heeled (cobblestone appropriate) knee-high boots for my 17th birthday.
But I digress. Probably out of an avoidance instinct.
Oh yes, Jellies. Always a style that makes me think of 8-year old girls in pink shirts and floral embroidered jeans; perhaps because they have not gone out of fashion with that age group? I simply wonder how grown ladies pull these off. But hey, if it helps you keep a sense of play in your life, go for it.
So, while these are obviously not a trend that is calling to me, perhaps there is something in here that some of you folks reading will find to your liking. One thing I can tell you, designers this time out have not limited their styles to sparkly pink jelly flats and flip-flops.
We have sandals (including the still-hot gladiator silhouette):
Oxfords (And you thought that this trend was on the way out!):
And, of course, Heels:
Oh, and in case you are wincing just a little bit at the not-so-humble prices being charged for colorful pieces of molded plastic (or is it flubber?) there should be Payless versions soon enough.
If I hadn’t been busy the other day ordering this Badgley Mischka patent clutch from Bloomingdales (don’t bother, it’s sold out by now):
… I would have totally been on top of the latest Piperlime sale. I’m a bona fide, certified sales whore (that clutch you see? with the extra 30% off discount Bloomingdales is having these days for certain items, it came down to about 1/2 its regular price of almost $300, plus there was free shipping involved AND I REALLY REALLY NEEDED AN EVENING CLUTCH, so there)–anyway, my point is, this is the time of the year when I turn into a fast and furious shopper. So, if it hadn’t been for that purchase, I would have totally bought this preppy, refreshing Hollywould “Salma” skimmer, now priced $130, which saves you $320 from its original price of $450:
Or I could have easily bought this adorable Kenzo scalloped flat, in burgundy or black-and-white, down to $87 from $290:
…but I’m afraid my fashion budget is shot for the month. Those are some great deals, though, and I hope you guys will take advantage (there are more fabulous options out there, so browse away).
If these prices persist, though, I might just come back next month and snatch this trendy Via Spiga “Undo” giraffe-print sandal, now $90 (down from $165):
Happy bargain hunting, shoe-lovers!