With New York Fashion Week wrapped, FN highlights the top shoe moments from the fall ’15 shows.
Alexander Wang’s latest collection had heads shaking over the week’s most polarizing shoe statement. Extreme creeper boots rose above neo-Goth connotations with buckle embellishments and serious glam-punk attitude. Were they pretty? Not exactly. But they did achieve something rare: complete uniqueness. Plus, they were good enough to be plucked by Rihanna for a post-show stroll, which is no mean feat in itself.
Altuzarra nabbed our top spot with intricate laced boots finished with Victorian ruffles, a nod to the era’s dandies, whose high style inspired Joseph Altuzurra’s impressive collection.
Prabal Gurung may be relatively new to the shoe game, but he proved his might with a series of eye-catching booties and crisscross pumps with unexpected color pops.
Derek Lam referenced classic New Yorkers (Mia Farrow and Lauren Bacall included), crafting cool updates on square-toe booties in patent.
Oscar de la Renta paid homage to its late founder with signature single-sole pumps finished with a flourish by house footwear designer Daniel Lawler.
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