Archive for the ‘Missoni Shoes’ Category
Okay, I know it’s springtime and we have record warm days, but this sale on winter (and even spring) merchandise just can’t be beat. Right now Yoox is having their famous sale for savings up to 90% off retail.
Not convinced yet? What about these Missoni boots for $95? I was kicking myself since I wasn’t quick enough to shop the Missoni for Target collaboration online, but happier now knowing that I can get the real Missoni for just a tad bit more. And these Balenciaga boots, which were $590 and just $115 now. I mean, you can’t even get Hunter boots for those prices and these are Missoni and Balenciaga we are talking about.
One of the things I love about the international merry-go-round of Fashion Week is that each country and the designers who show there offers up some overall style trends that can always be counted on to give that land its particular flavor. New York’s is the most malleable, but tends to be pretty slick and sleek, as I think you can see from our many NYC Fashion Week posts.
London’s got a cheekiness to it, typified by Acne’s shoes that took standard loafer elements and sent them through some Alice in Wonderland quirks of size and proportion.
And Milan… Milan likes to push the envelope with glam and over-the-top.
Sometimes it’s in subtle ways like the playfully sculpted heels at the Bottega Veneta show.
Sometimes it’s like a BeDazzler got to them, like these No 21 pumps (talk about shoes for a New Year’s Eve party).
But just as often, Milan’s shows could be used to define OTT, like these Versace hoofers that are due to show up on Lady Gaga’s tootsies any day now.
Or these Blumarine offerings that look like someone drank a couple bottles of smooth Italian red, found the appliqué machine and went wild.
Taking the cake for Milanese excess this season, though, has got to be Missoni, who sent a flutter of flowers down the runway in bright plastics and large scale and mixed materials and clear heels and just about every other element they could possible cram in there.
Brava, Italia, for keeping the fun in Fashion Week.
posted by: Shomore in Missoni Shoes
I’ve been dreading the end of summer because it means the weather will soon turn gloomy again but after seeing a sneak peak of the accessories in the Missoni for Target line, I have to say I’m actually looking forward to the fall or to be more precise September 13th, which is the date the 400+ gigantic Missoni for Target collection premieres. I’m particularly looking forward to trying out the cute rainboots and getting a set of the expresso cups. I can’t wait!
With Missoni, you expect nothing less than a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns with geometric shapes and zig zacs. For Missoni Spring 2011, there was all of that, plus a hint of African tribal prints and an eighties vibe on the apparel and the shoes. What do you think of the liberal usage of psychedelic kits, leather, and cork on the shoes? I’m not a fan of the chunky cube shaped heels but at least they are short enough to be wearable.
Photos from Vogue.com
Thank goodness Milan Fashion Week Spring 2008 is providing us with some more interesting out there shoes than New York did. Leave it to the creative Italian shows to do it up right. Nothing tops the Prada creations Shoesense posted about, but there have certainly been some other unique shoes so far. Alessandro dell’Acqua seems to be taking some inspiration from the tight-laced traditional Japanese kimono look (he also has a whole lot of obi belts in his collection that I love), including an elaborate version of the okobo or geta.
La Perla also goes for the ethnic touch, but this time with a sort of pseudo-wild-animal-in-the-bush feathers and snakeskin approach.
But Missoni is my favorite (well, my favorite for style, not for creativity) with this not-so-ethnic but oh-so-pretty chunky sandals that are a sort of hybrid of wedges and pumps (wumps).