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London Fashion Week – Footwear Wrap

We can always count on London Fashion Week for some of the most accelerated and experimental footwear trends.  F/W 12 collections did just that, presenting high-fashion editorial pieces that we may actually see on the streets.  Or Nicky Minaj.  Below are some of our top picks from LFW.

Acne

Acne’s experimentation with silhouettes, color and materials constantly delivers exciting yet wearable footwear fashions.  For fall they propose a number o hybrids  with lace-up, padding and Velcro® details creating a high-fashion utilitarian look, if you will.  Mixed materials create surface interesting by combining nappa, suede and hair calf in a seasonal palette which includes the season’s it color, ox blood, as well as green and neutrals.

Erdem

Continuing the saturated print look from last season, Erdem’s footwear selections, although comprising primarily of two silhouettes, were far from subtle. Molded Lucite heels served as base for hidden platform lasts that provided height while being demure.  Materials stood out in high-saturation floral prints, glossy pebble surfaced leathers and a glazed woven raffia.

Christopher Kane

Although not necessarily a frenzy of colors and materials, Kane’s footwear selection were in a class of their own.  Narrow square toe, single sole lasts made an impact in their simplicity while keeping the edge Kane is known for.  Soft nappa uppers were featured in basic black and a dusty olive tone on streamlined hybrid uppers.

Louise Gray

If these boots don’t stop traffic, I don’t know what will.  The single sole, pointed toe, stiletto heel trend (try and say that three times fast!) continues into fall, having made an impact on NYFW runways.  The choice of graphics on such a simple silhouette was well executed and is on trend while being unique.  Kudos, Ms. Gray.

David Koma

Animal lovers rejoice! We are loving these greyhound-shaped heels from David Koma. The leather uppers will cause them to picket.  The high-vamp loafers look beautifully modern in cobalt and white, while a black mesh bootie evokes a dark and sensuous silhouette on pointed and slim platform lasts. – Jenn Tello

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