I know it’s early in the New York Fashion Week schedule, but I think we can already start to see some emerging trends. A few Fall 2009 shoe trends don’t seem to be going anywhere. Gray is here to stay (see yesterday’s BCBG shoes and some of the faboo creations at the Costello Tagliapietra fall 2009 show.
The geriatric set won’t be limited to the Givenchy couture snoozer bandage shoes. No, they can also opt for this Lacoste boot version.
Heel contrast is also here to stay, a trend I can whole-heartedly support. James Coviello did some nice versions that are classy and playful all in one.
It looks like we’ve got some black velvet coming our way. The BCBG show made good use of it, and so did Alexander Wang, with shoes like this one that make me think that somewhere there was an illicit affair between a slinky piano-bar singer’s dress and a Timberland boot.
Uh… in case you couldn’t tell, I don’t mean that as a compliment.
We’re definitely going to be seeing more oxford styling and shoe booties for fall.
Pretty much everyone’s been showing some version or other of last fall/winter’s favorite shape, but so far my fave is hands down this Karen Walker number.
Oooo… feminine and flirty and hinting at a vintage flair. And with the shiny metallic accents, too, which is always good by me, and is clearly also sticking around as a shoe trend, which the Nicole Miller show showed us, and which Karen Walker picked up on, too, both with the above shoe, and this rather awesome armor-inspired boot.
Oh, and ankle wrappings aren’t disappearing anytime soon, either, which means there’ll be another season of negotiating what comes across as fun detailing around the bottom of your leg and what breaks up the line of your leg and gives you an unfortunate cankle effect.
Me, I’m a big fan of the ankle wrap look. Takes some care to pull it off, and it’s not for everyone, but just look at these Costello Tagliapietra stunners. Mwah! Love it.