The sixth day of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018 brought bespoke Olgana Paris shoes by Rihanna, grapic styles at Francesco Russo, sneakers by Kalda and Perspex block heels by Burak Uyan.
Kardashian favorite Olgana Paris has now been adopted by Bella Hadid and Rihanna too, with the latter ordering ‘off menu’ in bespoke colorways. Spring novelties include bling bejazzled updates on the signature Amazon sandal and mules with detachable jeweled ankle cuffs that can double up as a bracelet.
Hooked on Francesco Russo
New styles from Francesco Russo include a scalloped graphic sandal with clear plastic details so the straps appear suspended, as if floating on the foot. When it came to boots, the designer has also been exploring the fishnet mesh that has caught the collective imagination this season. We’ve fallen for them hook, line and sinker.
From Iceland with Love
According to Browns Fashion’s womenswear buying director, Ida Petersson, Katrin Alda’s fledging Icelandic label Kalda makes the best mules in the business. And they are, indeed, rather glorious pieces of fluff. Now, Alda has further expanded her repertoire for spring to include slides, sneakers and boots – all with her signature diamante buckles.
Welcome to the Future
Burak Uyan went retro future for spring with printed mules and kitten heeled slingbacks drawing inspiration from the monochrome spiral artwork of 60s TV series Time Tunnel. Futuristic details included floating eyelets and metallic coated Perspex block heels.
Americans in Paris
Footwear designer Chloe Gosselin who participated in the Americans in Paris showspace (does exactly what it says on the tin) and a recent finalist in the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund known for her feminine sandal designs is expanding her repertoire for spring with pretty diamante buckle flats secured with velvet ribbon and badass lace up mules to stamp out the competition.