For spring ’15, luxury footwear designers have gotten crafty with patchwork leather.
Both Gianvito Rossi and Charlotte Olympia took literal approaches to patchwork detailing. Gianvito Rossi’s suede style is a sophisticated take with its focus on earthy tones, while Charlotte Olympia went for a bolder, more colorful look.
Joshua Sanders patched an emoji-style smiley face onto its espadrille. Saint Laurent went more graphic with a comic book-inspired thunderbolt on its metallic sneaker, while Stella McCartney played with flashy star embellishments.
Men’s brands got into the action as well.
Pierre Hardy layered suede for a geometric patchwork effect, while Valentino mixed camo-print and solid-colored suedes. Rising brand Wooyoungmi offered a more subtle take with mixed materials, using a mesh-and-patent leather combo.
While the styles here are busy enough on their own, you can still mix and match your outfit in the same vein — just remember to stick to a similar color palette.
For more of our patchwork picks, click through the gallery.
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