FN Spy the Magazine: Talking Trends

“A flat with an exaggerated pointed toe looks new to my eye. It has been emerging on the runway and in designer collections, and will be one of the major messages for the coming fall.”
— Ken Downing, SVP & fashion director at Neiman Marcus

“The wedge sneaker is the hottest shoe of the season, leading an athletic trend. Everyone is incorporating key athletic trends … into their assortments.”
— Liz Rodbell, EVP & chief merchant at The Bay and Lord & Taylor

“The smoking slipper was strong in spring and will continue. The metallic, shine and sparkle will also continue to be strong this coming winter, contrasted with new details, such as combinations of materials, colors and embellishments.”
— Alison Callaway, style editing & trend manager at Zappos.com

“We’ve been in a very black cycle for quite a while, so my best guess is brown re-emerges [this season] with lots of neutrals.”
— Brooke Jaffe, fashion accessories director at Bloomingdale’s

“I see the key trend being short booties. The military look, as well as short lace-up boots on heels and wedges, will remain strong.”
— Danny Wasserman, owner of Tip Top Shoes, New York

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