Footwear Trends Spring-Summer 2018
Footwear have long ago ceased to be just an article of feminine wardrobe. Now this is not just “clothes for legs”, but also means of seduction, an indicator of good taste and of the status of women, and in many cases a real fetish. To fully understand the mood of a woman, just look at her feet because after many designers opinion, choosing footwear fully reflects the true feminine look. What type of shoes recommend us to wear famous fashion designers in the spring-summer 2018 season? Will it be enough to get last year’s pair of shoes or we will have to radically change our “wardrobe of shoes”?
If last year you bought a pair of shoes with an unusual heel, then you are automatically considered among the fashion leaders because in the new warm season this type of shoes not only has not lost its actuality, but broke all records of popularity. This was clearly confirmed by brands such as Valentino, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Prada, Gucci, Giambattista Valli, Loewe, Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Mary Katrantzou, Fendi. Some brands have given the heel an unusual shape, others have opted for a strident decor, while the others decided to use unusual materials. For example, henceforth, will be considered absolutely normal that instead of heels to have cylinders, multistage cubes, bolts, construction with holes, etc. A very original decision may be the use of transparent plastics, due to which there is an impression that the woman go on her fingertips.
There is nothing more seductive than the stiletto heel. This statement is indisputable especially if we look at the new collections from Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Vera Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Lanvin, Giorgio Armani where designers included a huge variety of shoes that had one common characteristic – the stiletto heel. As practice shows, the high slim heel may be present at stiletto shoes, sabot, boots, sandals, etc. The heel height and diameter can also vary, depending on the preferences and possibilities of a woman, although most brands have opted for the classic thin and high heels.
Thick sole and platforms
Ladies for whom the comfort and convenience are an indispensable chic, designers have proposed the highly stable platform. This type of footwear is usually preferred by those who want to add further 5-10 cm in height without losing the practicality and convenience. We can not disagree with the fact that thick platforms are more “wearable” than the stiletto heel. High platforms admirers can find their favorite design shoes at Dries Van Noten, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Michael Kors.
Celine and Lanvin have proposed more practical shoes designs, lacking the platform and heel. In their collections appeared the flat shoes in which women will be able to walk thousands of meters. Such designs fit active ladies who practice sport and who were accustomed to comfortable, practical, and at the same time stylish and feminine footwear.
It’s not the first year when Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci recommend their admirers thin and flat platforms. The new warm season is no exception – in their collections again were seen incredibly comfortable and practical sandals that are ideal for shopping and for romantic dates.
Shoes with flat soles are present also in Burberry Prorsum, Jason Wu, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Balenciaga collections. These brands have enjoyed their admirers with loafers, moccasins, slippers, etc. Certainly in slippers you can not go out, but the traditional colorful loafers can become a real hit of the season.
The pointed toe was somehow forgotten in previous fashion season, instead in the spring-summer 2018 season, the trend was remembered virtually by all designers. Such models can be found at Marc Jacobs, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Haider Ackermann, Christian Dior, Celine. The pointed toe can be present at any shoe design: classical shoes, boots, booties, etc.
Besides leather and suede footwear, presented in a tremendous amount, designers have proposed other types of materials. For example Miu Miu proposes textile flats, Emilio Pucci has decorated his shoes with fur and Loewe and Chanel opted for transparent and semi-transparent synthetic materials. It is difficult to say how practical they are, especially in rainy spring, but certainly originality is the word that characterizes
Braids, laces, straps
Footwear with laces, braids and many straps for some time occupy leadership positions in many fashion shows. The 2018 summer season is no exception. Catwalks for spring-summer abounds in variety of gladiator boots, Roman style sandals, laced boots, shoes with numerous ties, booties with many decorative straps, etc. Examples can be seen at Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou, Givenchy, Chloe, Derek Lam, Balmain, Altuzarra.
Fashion footwear for rainy days
For the first days of spring and for rainy days, designers have proposed a whole line of boots. These include the colorful stocking boots (Moschino), rubber boots and booties (Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott, Celine, Rick Owens), classic leather with suede (Prada, Lanvin). By wearing such shoes is not appropriate to choose between practicality and attractiveness as these two criteria were automatically included in their design.
Footwear with cutouts
Kenzo, Burberry Prorsum, Narciso Rodriguez, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Anthony Vaccarello, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Michael Kors, Rag & Bone banked on shoes trimmed to the maximum. In their opinion, if these are boots then they must have perforated places, if booties, then the frontal and dorsal cutouts, if shoes or sandals, then from as little material, straps and lateral sides. We must say that several consecutive seasons, in great demand are the shoes and booties with cutouts.
It is very difficult to impress someone with a rich décor, but brands still have tried to do so. In the new warm season the décor of footwear amazes us through it diversity, originality and seduction. There were used the following decorative elements: from standard fur to intricate applications from fabric, beads, pearls and stones (Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Phillip Lim). Embroideries and applications also can be seen on virtually all types of footwear – starting with rubber boots and ending with feminine sandals.
Loewe, Chanel, Burberry Prorsum used for this purpose metal gasket – pins, rivets, original buttons, etc.
Spring summer 2018 fashion trends: footwear worn with socks
Until recently, a lady who appeared in public wearing sandals over socks aroused a wave of discussions and fun, while today, the world has become used with virtually everything, especially if fashion designers like Manish Arora, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana have “ordered” to wear shoes over socks. Maison Margiela went further. According to its opinion, the shoes must be worn over tights. The decision to wear shoes in this way can be a real rescue for those suffering from certain skin disorders of the feet when moving from winter boots to narrow summer shoes.
Color and prints
As we could convince in the new hot season, fashionistas will not have time to get bored when it comes to choosing footwear. To get them in the fog even more, designers have proposed a huge choice of fashionable colors. Besides standard achromatic, on catwalks could be seen many types of rainbow colored shoes. Thus, Dries Van Noten included in his show pink and purple, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Jason Wu – all shades of green and turquoise, Lanvin, Derek Lam – olive, mustard and brick, Derek Lam, Rick Owens – opted for blue, Lanvin, Jonathan Saunders, Oscar de la Renta, Celine – enjoyed the passionate fans with shades of red, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana shoes can also be found in shades of yellow, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rick Owens emphasized silver the silver color.
If we talk about prints, then in the new season can be seen a really march of “predatory animals” (Louis Vuitton, Mary Katrantzou, Fendi, Narciso Rodriguez, Simone Rocha, Versace). Prada, Gucci and Giorgio Armani have shoes decorated with geometric lines, Calvin Klein, 3.1 Phillip Lim – vegetal patterns and design on Chanel shoes repeat exactly the print of the basic cloth wear.
With such a variety of shapes, decor, colors, materials and designs of shoes pleased us famous fashion designers in the new 2018 spring-summer season. As we can see, in terms of choice, this is not inferior to the previous warm season, but sometimes it surpasses. Stiletto shoes over knit stockings? Here you go! Original geometrical and transparent heels? A real hit of the season! Bold colors? Exactly what we need! In the new warm season designers urge us to forget about prejudices. Wear what you like, without having to care about the opinion of others.