SS15 CATWALKS – STYLES

The most fundamental element of my spring/summer 2015 fashion week analysis is ready.

Here are the top 10 footwear styles which carried the models down the New York, London, Milan and Paris catwalks.

1. Ankle strap

Clockwise from top left: Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Derek Lam, Kenzo

Clockwise from top left: Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Derek Lam, Kenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah the ankle strap: subject of much discussion as to whether it makes your legs look shorter. This was the top trend by some way. Make it work for you by choosing a slimmer strap if your legs are a normal, non-model-like shape.

2. Mule

Clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, Marni, Stella McCartney, Miu miu, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, Marni, Stella McCartney, Miu miu, 3.1 Phillip Lim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed-toed, open or with a peep-toe: the mule is making a big come-back. As for the heel height and styling: anything goes. Neutral colours were most prevalent.

3. Point

Clockwise from top left: Balenciaga, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Michael Kors

Clockwise from top left: Balenciaga, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Michael Kors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petal-shaped or sharp points stood out as being the most important toe shapes this season. Details included animal-textures, weaving, and lacing. Flats give a chic look, with heels looking vampy.

4. Wooden

Clockwise from top left: Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon, Donna Karan

Clockwise from top left: Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon, Donna Karan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clogs and wooden soles haven’t gone away since Swedish Hasbeens led them back into the fashion world in 2009. For spring/summer 2015, wood has been carved into flatforms, virtual stilettos, beautifully curvaceous heels, and big lugs courtesy of Rick Owens.

5. Toe post

Clockwise from top left: Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Salvatore Ferragamo, Haider Ackermann, Roberto Cavalli

Clockwise from top left: Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Salvatore Ferragamo, Haider Ackermann, Roberto Cavalli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designers seemed to have reached a consensus that sandals must make a visit between the toes this season. White, neutrals, and metallics dominated.

6. Peep toe

 

Clockwise from top left: Derek Lam, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Mary Katrantzou, Narciso Rodriguez

Clockwise from top left: Derek Lam, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Mary Katrantzou, Narciso Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A naughty glimpse of toe will be a must-have come the spring-time. I predict that wedding guests will scoop up peep-toe styles early next year.

7. Cross strap

Clockwise from top left: Marni, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors

Clockwise from top left: Marni, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals were given a flattering but supportive look with wide cross straps. Some were plain, some decorated, and this style carried a variety of colours.

8. Sporty

 

Clockwise from top left: Burberry Prorsum, Giorgio Armani, Marni, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta

Clockwise from top left: Burberry Prorsum, Giorgio Armani, Marni, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never before have there been so many trainers (and grateful models’ feet) on show at the fashion weeks. The sports influence also spilled over into stilettos at Alexander Wang, and flatforms at the Marni show.

9. Gladiator

Clockwise from top left: Valentino, Rick Owens, Erdem, Chloe, Hugo Boss, Alexander McQueen

Clockwise from top left: Valentino, Rick Owens, Erdem, Chloe, Hugo Boss, Alexander McQueen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did gladiator sandals go out of style briefly? It’s no surprise that the fashionista’s sandal of choice is back. Draw attention to your pins with straps or laces up the leg.

10. Higher than ankle boots

Clockwise from top left: Christian Dior, Gucci, Versace, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu miu, Rodarte

Clockwise from top left: Christian Dior, Gucci, Versace, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu miu, Rodarte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boots which end higher than ankle height, and lower than the calf, provide an updated look to the continuing summer boot trend. This height offers a large canvas, which designers decorated with a variety of details.

 

Coming soon: heel types from the catwalks

 

All images courtesy of style.com
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