The runway styles take a step in the right direction with footwear, this Spring/Summer 2015| A trend report
Shoes, this season, are getting a major share of the spotlight. The Spring/Summer 2015 runways introduced a whole new breed of footwear, from chic flats and groovy block heels to 70s-inspired platforms and Roman gladiators. There are new materials, embellishments and fringes galore, but each pair emphasises wearable comfort.
Alexander Wang showcased woven fabric sandals in natural colours. The buckles were replaced with thick leather strings that tie around the ankle. His multi-coloured, open-toed ankle-high shoe sports a trendy new wedge heel. Sportmax followed the woven fabric trend in their wedge-heeled sandals in contrasting colours, a flawless match for sporty chic fashion. Michael Kors has ankle-wrap flat sandals perfectly suited for boho-styled clothes.
Lace-up sandals in flats, wedge heels or stilettos are a rage this season. Etro has sleek stilettos with embellished heels and long laces wrapped several times around the ankle. An eye-catching design from Erdem has knee-high strings criss-crossing each other with thick leather straps on the edges.
The gladiators are back on the spring fashion arena, thanks to the Spring/Summer ’15 edition, complete with buckle details and novelty embellishment. There’s Chloe’s feminine and chic wedge heels with knee-high strap ties,
Rodarte’s thigh-high open work gladiator boots, Givenchy’s sandals with multi-band details and Alexander Mcqueen’s lashed gladiator boots.
A Western influence is visible through spurs and the presence of tougher, metal hardware. The Marissa Webb clogs have metal studs, while Emilio Pucci suede boots come with metal embellishments.
The Spring/Summer ’15 flats are dressy, but practical. Feathered details are provided by Oscar de la Renta, while Dolce and Gabbana offer embellished ballerina shoes. Tibi’s flat sandal is heavily tasselled and Tracy Reese has a design which looks like bits of paper stuck together haphazardly around the toes.
The designers took a sporty leap with sneakers that are comfortable, chic and the go-to shoes of the season. Mary Katrantzou’s recent collaboration with sportswear label Adidas combines her kaleidoscopic digital prints with performance apparel, which has resulted in a covetable collection where function meets fashion. Rag & Bone’s glittery and glamorous shoes add a stylish finish to your casual look andBurberry Prorsum’s all-white style, with a bright striped foamy sole, proves that sneakers are here to stay.
So, step up, the floor is yours!