SS12: The Shoe Edit


Put your best foot forward and step out in style for SS12! This season offers a plenitude of styles to indulge every taste. From muted pastel tones to loud prints and neon brights, decorative heels to minimalist straps, needle-thin stilettos to block heels, there is no shortage of styles to adorn every look.  Stay one step ahead of the crowd with a pair of on-trend perspex heels for a futuristic look. This trend which has been seen on many a runway this season, from Missoni to Christian Louboutin, has proved to be one of the season’s breakout trends.  You can also bring your look right up to date by slipping into a pair of mules, the backless style making a prominent return to the runway as seen at Louis Vuitton and Fendi.


Other notable trends include metal toe caps as seen at Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, studs  (Alexander McQueen, Casadei), pastels (3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Versus) embellishments (Gianvito Rossi, Vionnet) and metallic detailing (Tabitha Simmons, Lanvin). Cut a sleek silhouette with needle-thin stilettos and work studs and hardware styles to toughen up pastel palettes which will be everywhere this season.


If you don’t relish the prospect of working head to toe print, why not try a pop of print just with your footwear and pick up a pair from Altuzarra, where power prints have been worked beautifully into their drool-worthy heels.  For a more comfortable but stylish approach, look to Burberry and Donna Karan for some of the most incredible wedges this season. Make an unexpected statement from the back with decorative heels adorned with bow and embellishment detail. Gianvito Rossi and Vionnet provide beautiful examples of this enchanting trend.




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