SS15 CATWALKS – HEEL TYPES

These are the dominant heel types from the SS15 New York, London, Milan and Paris catwalks.

Whether they held the models up as they strutted, or challenged them not to wobble, they’re all here.

1. Block

Clockwise from top left: Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Prada

Clockwise from top left: Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Prada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight, flared, or with a concave heel breast at Marc by Marc Jacobs; the block heel is here to stay until well into 2015.

2. Stiletto

Clockwise from top left: Altuzarra, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Roland Mouret, Haider Ackermann

Clockwise from top left: Altuzarra, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Roland Mouret, Haider Ackermann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinny heels with single soles are back. Most are set far back, which is bad news for supporting the wearer. They do provide a pleasing sexy elegance, so just beware of cobbles and uneven surfaces.

3. Fancy

Clockwise from top left: Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Rodarte

Clockwise from top left: Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Rodarte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The creativity displayed by such a variety of heel types is impressive. Whether they stand out through shape or embellishment, these are some of the most talked-about shoes of SS15.

4. Low heel

Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Comme des Garçons, Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel

Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Comme des Garçons, Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If white is the new black: low heels are the new flats. In spring/summer 2015, flat footwear will still be on-trend, but shoes with a slight lift will begin to take over.

5. Wedge

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low, mid or high: wedges are back on-trend. Largely slim-line rather than chunky: they are covered in leather, metallic veneer, or stacked.

6. Perspex

Clockwise from top left: Emilio Pucci, Viktor & Rolf, Versace, Alexander McQueen

Clockwise from top left: Emilio Pucci, Viktor & Rolf, Versace, Alexander McQueen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No longer just for strippers’ footwear: perspex heels have made it on to the catwalks in unexpected forms.

 

Coming soon: details from the catwalks

 

All images courtesy of style.com

 

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