Shoe Close-Up: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s fall ’15 collection, the third season under the artistic direction of Nicolas Ghesquière, featured the designer’s signature futuristic touches. Patent ankle booties and slingback kitten heels found new strides in graphic strapping and modernized curved shapes.

Though the French fashion house is deeply rooted in its own cultural history, Ghesquière’s designs this season couldn’t help but serve as a reminder of the Russian Suprematism art movement, which favored simple blank canvases and punchy uses of geometric shapes. Certainly, the sleek patent boots served as a backdrop that allowed the designer’s thoughtful color contrasts to shine.

More subtle re-workings included the designer’s take on satin stiletto boots, which were updated with elastic paneling and a tubular cap toe. The label’s signature monogrammed leather was used on the vamp of black booties, secured by a skinny tanned leather strap.

The footwear was certainly eye-catching. Accessories have always been Ghesquière’s strength, but this was not a major departure from his debut fall ’14 season, which also played with patent booties and strapping. Still, the equal attention paid to footwear along with the ready-to-wear was refreshing.

For a closer look at the shoes, click through the gallery.

To see more of our coverage from Paris, click here.

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