The autumn/winter shoes are arriving on stage in three trends: animal elements, retro style, and metallic tone.
Animal elements can be seen all over seasonal collections by Chanel, Giuseppe Zanotti, Hogan, Jimmy Choo, Roger Vivier, and Stuart Weitzman.
Among the different shoe styles of Giuseppe Zanotti, such as ankle and knee boots, slingback and high heels, animal prints are widely used – with some even decorated with crystal. Fur decorations have now become all the rage with examples including Chanel’s new shearling boots and Hogan’s sneakers with faux fur.
Retro designs are seen every season, and Dior, Roger Vivier, and Veneta are no exception.
Roger Vivier’s archy Courbette heels are a re-enactment of the Polichinelle heels created by the brand’s founder in 1960, taking their inspiration from 18th-century heels, and match elegantly with a graceful silk sateen.
As for Jimmy Choo, Simone Rocha, Stuart Weitzman, and Pierre Hardy, each uses dazzling metal tones to complement the iconic designs of the brands themselves.
Simone Rocha’s golden round-toe heels with ruffle edges are feminine and definitely eye-catching when paired with dark color womenswear for colder months.
(This article was published at The Standard on November 1, 2019: Weekend Glitz: Heels and steels )