The models on Alexander Wang’s NYFW runway may have looked barefoot, but that is only because the designer dressed them in see-through yet utterly chic footwear. The kitschy look has gained popularity since the Yeezy PVC shoes provoked attention last year and has blossomed into a full-fledged trend.
Wang got very creative with the trend, showing a collection of shoe styles that ranged in transparency from sandals with plastic uppers to closed-toe pumps with see-through coverings and even to thigh-high boots made entirely with fishnet or mesh detailing.
While the idea of shoes made to show off the feet they are covering might seem far-fetched, Alexander Wang is just one of many NYFW designers embracing the trend.
On the A Détacher runway, models bared their toes in slides with see-through uppers.
Chromat showed a similar style in a closed-toe shoe.
Prabal Gurung took part in the trend a bit differently, flaunting feet but still hiding them slightly. Styles included translucent shoes that revealed a muted view of the wearer’s foot and a sandal with a see-through strap to complement its two solid straps.
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