Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spring 2011 Shoes: A Rundown

Since the spring runway highlights are too overwhelming to feature (too many and the rest of the blogosphere have gotten to them anyway, also since I am a shoe person), here are shoes to admire and inspire us from the spring 2011 collections.

Orange cheer from Christopher Kane
Luscious booties at Alexander Wang
It seems fashion has a thing for chunky platforms for the season, what with the whole seventies vibe going on and all. These ones from Fendi are absolutely gorgeous. Despite the height they look quite comfortable judging by how the feet are supported by the lovely thin straps and how they are barely elevated at the heel.

Color-blocked at Fendi
These beauties from Derek Lam are my favorite. They would match anything. Being the practical person that I am, I don't really wear heels (I just admire them) but these would be perfect for the flats-loving people like me. The weight of the wearer would be equally distributed on the feet with a bonus height boost.

Monotone minimalist from Derek Lam
These type of practical and forgiving shoes are also seen at Chanel and Marc Jacobs.

Wood and metallics at Chanel
Glittery comfort at Marc Jacobs
These from Rodarte stand out and stun. They feel almost organic, like works of art.

Ethereal at Rodarte
Lanvin and YSL showed shoes to marvel at. Lanvin's looked almost lethal - those heels!

Sleek and sexy at Lanvin
Structured heels from YSL
I have a fondness for masculine footwear for women so I was quite pleased that several designers have updated these staples.

Updated classics at l: Jean Paul Gaultier, t: Balenciaga, b: Rochas
Masculine at Prada and Balenciaga
From all these collections, what for me is the most playful of all is Miuccia's inspired shoes. She combined different textures resulting into the most interesting platforms. She also had woven and striped heels. The bold stripes in those mary janes in particular are fantastic.

Textured whimsy from Prada
Footwear for the next spring has something for everyone; whether you're into wedges, chunky platforms, flats or stilettos, or you prefer structural and modern, or bright and colorful or classic and chic for your shoes you most certainly will have something to look forward to come springtime. 

photos from style.com


ssi said...

i love 'em shoes! nice pics! ^^

Kara said...

Love the Kane, Rodarte and Pradas!


Spence. said...

Ooh I love the Chanel wedges!

ssie said...

Shoes shoes shoes *drools*