Week of Feb. 20
For fall ’17, Rebecca Minkoff is ready to rock ’n’ roll. “The collection is inspired by Anita Pallenberg and the Rolling Stones’ famed cross-country U.S. tour,” said the designer. And indeed, this ribbon-laced Selena bootie, with crystal stargazer embroidery, is built to play all night long.
Week of Feb. 13
There is no want for whimsy in footwear right now, but few have been at it as long as Charlotte Olympia Dellal — or accomplish it with such panache. For pre-fall, the designer took cues from Britain’s quintessential personalities, from the regal to the rebellious, to create this chunky heeled laceup.
Week of Jan. 30
Check out Sandra Choi’s disco remix. The Jimmy Choo designer defied categorization with the pre-fall Hustle 100 mule, a retro-tinged silhouette inspired by modern-day rock ingénues. With its tough-girl studs and playful metallic Galaxy print on leather, the look broadcasts an anything-goes attitude that’s straight out of Studio 54.
Week of Jan. 23
Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 debuted an over-the-top take on hiking gear at their Milan Fashion Week show, embellishing boots with metal bear-trap clasps and piles (and piles) of crystals. Complete with a heavy lug sole and steel-plated midsole, this trail-ready style is a force of nature all in itself.
Week of Jan. 16
Pablo Coppola truly elevated the flip-flop silhouette with this Bally showpiece sandal, inspired by the traditional pokkuri platforms worn by an apprentice geisha. While the sturdy flatform might perhaps be difficult to navigate, the look is a reminder that great design always pushes the limits.
Week of Jan. 9:
Love Sorel’s iconic Caribou boot but wish it were just a tad sexier? Enter the Dacie Lace style. For fall ’17, the brand has refashioned its classic winter silhouette entirely in waterproof leather, outfitting it with a platform lug sole, sturdy stacked heel and shearling lining. Bring on the cold, because this boot is hot.
FN is beginning to look ahead to the best styles for the pre-fall and fall ’17 seasons, but you can still view our favorites for spring ’17 by clicking here.
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