Paris Shoe of the Day: Balenciaga

Paris Shoe of the Day: Balenciaga
Balenciaga

Balenciaga’s Nicholas Ghesquiere presented a sophisticated, intriguing collection of colorful silk prints paired with sliced leather overlay tops, bold-colored lattice tunics, structured coats and draped skirts and dresses. For footwear, he had help from Pierre Hardy, whose clean-lined graphic shoes, while nodding to the women’s wear, might be his best yet. Minimalist prints were taken from the clothing, or in this case maybe the tiled floor, and repeated to beautiful effect on the footwear. Ankle booties with multi-strap vamps and covered toes looked sophisticated yet made a serious statement. Other styles included suede pumps with miniature buckle closures that were color-matched, either in bordeaux or black, to their corresponding looks. The best style, though, was the black-and-white, single-soled bootie shown here, which captures the essence of Pierre Hardy’s sleek, graphic vision.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s