Diane von Furstenberg had a major shoe moment during New York Fashion Week, for her spring ’16 show.
The designer debuted her first shoe collection with new partner Caleres – including strappy sandals with iridescent block heels, unique floral prints on wood bottoms, flat sandals and gold touches throughout.
“I love this shoe. Isn’t it gorgeous?” she said, scooping up a strappy style with an iridescent block heel. “I love crisscross in general — it makes your foot look good, and it carries you. And I love gold — I give as much attention to it as possible. We have different versions [of similar styles] so you can walk in the street and also have a party shoe.”
“This is the first time I’m showing flats on the runway. Flats are ‘in’ right now, and I think it’s very much about comfort [being so important]. Comfort has to be a big part of it. What does this brand do? We celebrate freedom. We empower women. We better deliver this promise in our shoes.”
DVF also had impressive models walk down the runway – including Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner.
And Malin Akerman and Irina Shayk were a few of the famous faces in the front row.
DVF’s earliest footwear memory? “When I was growing up, being a ballerina was a big thing. And I remember when I bought my first high heels at boarding school — I bought them without my mother knowing. They were the most beautiful pair of shoes. I was probably woken up with Charles Jourdan shoes in the ’70s,” she told FN.
Click through the gallery below for all the runway shots and shoe highlights.
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