1960s-style boots make a modish return in time for fall ’15, from the runways to leggy ingenues. Sculpted block heels, high-shine finishes and go-go cuts give the trend au courant kick.
Behind the Shoot
The fashion team on FN’s all-about-mod moment.
The Valentino haute couture capsule collection, starring patent-leather block-heel boots, was shown in New York just as FN’s fashion team was reviewing the pre-fall ’15 footwear collections. “Something mod was definitely in the water. Plus, these styles are walkable and wearable,” said FN Fashion Director Mosha Lundström Halbert, noting Casadei and Nicholas Kirkwood as other early standouts. Assistant Editor Christian Allaire was all about the denim boots from Louis Vuitton. “When the total look arrived in our fashion closet, it was game over for me,” he said. “They were the perfect luxe take on trend.”
“The shapes were made with MDF, chosen because of its smooth surface area. We carefully cut pieces in specific shapes and painted them. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about the green hue Mosha chose, but it wound up complementing the pink perfectly — totally mod!” — Photographer Brian Klutch on creating the geometric set for Circle Back.