For winter 2010, the ankle boot and the over the knee boot are the king and queen respectively, where shoe trends are concerned. The form of the shoe this winter is more conservative and practical. Couturiers chose quality, simplicity and style over last season’s experimental spirit. Yes, blame it on the recession.
As a shoe and handbag fiend, I was disappointed to see that there wasn’t anything ‘new’ to see. That said, there were definitely beautiful shoes that made me catch my breath. Let’s look at the main shapes and styles that walked down the ramp.
The colour: This season, the colours are in the lines of black, midnight blue, dark violet, petrol, dark green, asphalt and deep reds. I like the lovely purples, berries and earth tones that made a showing too.
There are also nude colours like beige, grey and taupe which are in contrast to these dark shades.
The two-toned shoe has also made a come-back.
square and trapezoid heels,
Although the wedge heel was predominantly seen on boots, some designers showed it on shoes too.
The form – The hottest forms were iron tips,
rounded oval shapes like mary-janes.
Taking cues from the dandy trend, brogues and oxfords were also visible on the catwalk.
The detail – Details were kept to a minimum, in contrast to spring/summer ’09. Fringe, studs, zippers, flowers, ruffles, feathers, lace and sequins made a lovely transition from clothing ranges to the shoes.
won me over.