Monday, March 14, 2011

Shoes: Luxe Is the Trend

Luxe materials, rich layering and handcrafted details infused the fall collections in Paris.

Balenciaga's pointy toe booties with black-and-white paisley ankle band and stiletto heel made a serious statement at the Paris collections. The chic tapered silhouette and sexy cross-vamp straps create a sophisticated-yet-modern design in an easy-to-wear palette. Though the pattern mimicked the prints from the ready-to-wear collection, this shoe style is a hit all on its own.

Christian Louboutin's laser-cut mid-calf boot with snakeskin, studs and fur showcases a clever use of luxury materials.

Miu Miu's salmon suede and gold glitter booties pair origami-like design with a touch of fun sparkle.

Nicholas Kirkwood's hand-embroidered signature bootie takes his modernist aesthetic to the next level.

Pierre Hardy's collaged black-on-black peep-toe ankle boots illustrate the richness that can come from mixing materials.

Nina Ricci's satin corset ankle boots with fur collar and sculpted platform prove there are still new ways to reimagine the platform look.

harlotte Olympia's suede oxford with paisley appliqués and tasseled laces — inspired by Agatha Christie — is a cheeky-yet-wearable work of art.

Lanvin's covered platform pumps pair a feminine flower embellishment with a chunky ankle strap for a modern balance.

Tabitha Simmon's ankle-strap sandals with rear corset lacing get a glamorous boost from shiny silk, which is hand-embroidered by a tie maker.

Chloé's black patent pumps with ribbon T-strap are as overtly feminine as it gets, dressed up with an oversized bow.

Maison Martin Margiela's over-the-knee boots with mesh overlay and wooden sculpted instep are a sophisticated update on fishnet stockings.

Raphael Young's suede and pony-hair ankle-strap peep-toe with metal carved heel is a sleek, modern take on the ladylike trend for fall.

Chrissie Morris' suede, silk and snakeskin cut-away bootie exhibits the richness of luxe mixed materials for a unique artistic creation.


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