Footwear Trends Fall-Winter 2016-2017
Modern fashion no longer considers footwear a simple garment. Today, the multitude of shoes, boots, sandals, and high boots are a way of self-expression, a psychological reflection of feminine individuality. However, tending to perfection, we must not forget of practicality, since even the original pair of shoes will not bring us true satisfaction if it will be uncomfortable. Lets meet the fashion footwear designs for fall-winter 2016-2017, which are presented to us by our favorite brands in their new collections for autumn and winter. How brands have tried to combine comfort with current fashion trends?
The experiments take place in the fashion industry for some time and original and bold decisions are always present in any fashion show. In the new cold season 2016-2017, brands have shown a huge variety of footwear made of materials with different textures and colors. Now leather can be freely combined with patent leather, straps and laces, matte and shiny textures, smooth and jagged, individuality counts! Very current is the footwear with contrasting front side. Such fashion mixes propose us Christian Dior, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Giorgio Armani, Haider Ackermann, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Nina Ricci, Proenza Schouler.
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Footwear Trends: Suede
Although not very practical in the rain, suede shoes enjoy an enormous popularity. It is difficult to argue those who consider such shoes as the most stylish and graceful. Due to the abundance of colors and fashion designs, competitors are finding it increasingly difficult to take in popularity. Suede recommends us wearing Alexander Wang, Erdem, Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Derek Lam and many other brands.
Footwear with straps also enjoys a great popularity. And if the straps were originally used only for practical purposes, then now it is just an additional decoration of the footwear. For example, at the moment we are no longer amazed by footwear that has just one or two straps, but designs with ten to twenty straps. These really look original and daring and definitely will enjoy extravagant and uninhibited fashionistas. When purchasing such design you must consider if you’ll be ready every day to lose so much time to clasp the straps. If you are ok with that, we recommend the footwear collections from 3.1 Phillip Lim , Emilio Pucci, Celine, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou, Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta.
Massive heel and platform
Thick heels and massive wedges are at the moment the main items on all the catwalks. It seems that designers have decided that the thicker and higher will be the better. In particular, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga have shown their self providing incredibly high and thick heels. But only you decide whether or not they are suitable for the winter season. However, those who like wedge and platforms, we can recommend designs from the collections of Fendi, Gucci and several other brands.
Laces and Braids
Shoelaces, like straps were designed for practical purposes. With their help, we can easily adjust the thickness of the bootleg, weakening if the shoes will be tightly packed or squeezing them if it’s too wide. While nowadays, shoelaces have not lost practical skills and got a few other features: from now, they can be called a special element of style, which emphasize a certain brutality and pretense. Examples of fashionable footwear with shoelaces for fall-winter 2016-2017 gives us Emilio Pucci, Chanel, Rag & Bone, Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton Maison Margiela, Lanvin, Derek Lam, Christian Dior.
Heels wih protruding shapes appeared in fashion not very long, but each fashion season, they appear in the wardrobe of more women. In this chapter, designers organize a real “fashion battle”, striving by all possible means to attract attention in his direction. In winter 2016-2017, the pretenders to the title of winner are Dries Van Noten became, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, Miu Miu.
The fur is used in cold seasons everywhere and always. Certainly, such material will be best used to sew clothes and accessories, but no one has forbidden the experiments on footwear. How shoes can be decorated with fur are showing us Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci.
Footwear with zippers
Rag & Bone, Versace, Chloe Boss recommend us wearing shoes with zipper and it can be positioned absolutely anywhere: both vertically and diagonally, and even horizontally. The fastener color shade can mimic the color of the article, and also may have a contrast color. And breech form can be absolutely different.
Sport and masculine style
From the time when women were granted the right to independence and equality with men, they rushed to also borrow exclusively male clothing. First it refers to footwear. It’s hard to disagree with the fact that it is much more convenient to travel in a pair of boots or shoes than high heels, especially if a woman spends much time standing. However, comfort is not the only reason for the popularity of this type of footwear. Women who follow current fashion trends know that at the moment the male style is the most popular and it allows ladies to play the “boy”. Male shoes recommend us to wear Alexander Wang, Burberry, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Narciso Rodriguez, Maison Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam, Boss.
Sometimes, the pointy toe appears in fashion shows, and sometimes it totally disappears. Although, lately, this shape remains as popular a few seasons in a row. Shoes with pointed toe recommend us to wear Giorgio Armani, Jason Wu, Derek Lam, Balenciaga, Giambattista Valli, Marni, Michael Kors, Saint Laurent.
The novelty of the new season can be called transparent footwear designs. Footwear made of transparent materials can be decorated with straps, rhinestones, embroidery, making them look more original and interesting. Examples of such works can be seen in lines Simone Rocha, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.
Footwear with socks
Here is the hit of the last fashion seasons, footwear with socks, made of absolutely any material: from nylon until thick and fluffy wool. Do you still hide your woolen socks in the closet? It is time to remove them and wear with your favorite footwear! From now on, it is not considered a mauvais ton. Socks can be both in the same shade with the footwear, and in different hue. If you still have doubt about this, we recommend you to get acquainted with examples from the collections Erdem, Gucci, Mary Katrantzou, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Loewe, Prada.
Footwear with ruffles and frills
Another novelty of the season can be considered shoes with ruffles and frills, which are in great demand when it comes to clothes decoration. However, this trick is rarely used on shoes. In the new cold season, Rodarte, Stella McCartney and Fendi decided to change all this, decorating their creations with multicolored leather ruffles and frills.
Color and Prints
Passed are the times when ladies could afford to purchase only brown or black footwear. And for good reason because now no one will ban if you go out in the street wearing a pair of red-lighted or even yellow pair of shoes. In the new autumn-winter season, Simone Rocha, Proenza Shouler, Maison Margiela, Roberto Cavalli propose shoes in metallic hues; Saint Laurent – shoes in yellow and red ; Derek Lam and Chloe collections appeared claret, green, and blue boots.
As for fall-winter 2016-2017 prints, in the new cold season they are basically the same as last season. Designer’s favorites have remained stripes, dots and leopard, snake and floral elements. Examples of such prints can be found on shoes from Kenzo, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Maison Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Chloe.
Designers have not forgotten about shoes décor elements. Stones, crystals, applied flowers, beads, tassels, decorative stitching, rivets and other metal seal were again used (Gucci, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Burberry, Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana).
These are new footwear designs we are delighted with in autumn-winter 2016-2017 season. Having acquainted with fashion collections, we can certainly state the following: in the new cold season, we will not lack for footwear as the available variety will help us to find designs for every taste.