A Step in the Right Direction – Spring Footwear
With the brighter days soon to descend, it is time to consider what spring has to install for the upcoming fashion-led footwear trends. Getting a step ahead amid the style race, an assortment of easily-identifiable looks has emerged from the catwalks and are ready to covet now – from the opulent pump to shoes concealed in plastic and the updated cowboy.
(Pumps by Balenciaga)
The Opulent Pump
An air of unapologetic lavishness appeared throughout the Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections, a trend which equally transpired onto the footwears of many different fashion houses. An unremitting sense of regal-ness radiated from Balenciaga, where their royal blue stiletto sling-backs were opulently adorned with an oversized trailing motif of crystals. Equally, as majestic, Manolo Blahnik’s brocade pumps in gold and purple created pure allure.
(Mule by Neous, boot by Chanel)
There was hardly a single collection that didn’t feature sartorial pieces being creatively concealed with the transparency of plastic – enter Chanel. It was absolutely everywhere, decoratively covering all manner of clothing and continued on down to the feet. Plastic fantastic reigned at Paciotti, where the designer’s midnight satin pumps featured ornate sparkling details and the entire shoe was wrapped in plastic. Mules at Neous were white and simplistic albeit attaining the plastic enveloping treatment also.
(Black cowboy boot by Toga, red by Calvin Klein)
The Updated Cowboy
The forever loved nostalgia of the classic Texan cowboy boot is a look that is frequently reimaged season after season, and the trend continues to once more pioneer as a firm favourite amid the latest footwear collections. Toga’s knee-high leather boots are penitent with obligatory buckles and strap metal detailing’s, whilst Calvin Klein’s super sturdy black boot features a thick burgundy glossy strip – perfect for any 21st-century woman who longs to channel her inner cowgirl.
Words by Kate Farley