The Fashion Fix – Footwear SS19
The key element to any outfit? Shoes! (obviously). For SS19, footwear stepped out in an alluring array of aesthetics, from summer office updates and feathered fancies to phenomenal platforms, sophisticated mules, toe thong sandals, the seasonless boot and every other style in between.
Here’s our selection of trends that will see you right through to the end of summer…
The Toe Thong Sandal
Once upon a time, the toe thong sandal was singularly synonymous with casual beachwear but SS19 elaborated on the tale and has unearthed a variety of different characters who are quickly defining the season ahead.
These are certainly not your average flip-flop. African-esque additions were paraded at Salvatore Ferragamo; colour blocked at Etro; chunky platform thongs at Jil Sander and sock-bootie styles at Loewe and Prada.
Party season may be over but designers are continuing disco fever with some serious statement platforms that scream fun! Establishing themselves as the ultimate trophy buy, they arrive for the sexy and daring, with sky-high heels adorned in a showing of glitter, plush fabrics, mirrored detailing and decretive embellishments.
Miu Miu’s signature platforms set the catwalks on fire, whilst Maison Margiela, Dolce & Gabbana and Saint Laurent followed suit with standout renditions that are real head-turners.
If you invest in one evening shoe this season, be sure it’s the pair with the abundance of fluff. Feathers were everywhere for SS19, where a fresh form of peacocking was seen fluttered all over trims, cuffs and not to mention the entire confection.
Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Brock Collection and many, many more exhibited the perfect shoe indulgence, with stilettos, slip-ons, chunky leather sandals and every other style in between.
Check in next week for more trends, news and views xoxo, Katie.
By Katie Farley