Are direct-to-consumer fashion shows the wave of the future? That seems to be a major yes according to this season. Designers embraced a see-now, buy-now message at New York Fashion Week, using the spring ’17 season to, instead, showcase their fall ’16 collections that just landed in stores.
In light of the movement, we’re highlighting the best shoe trends you can buy into now (plus, be sure to check back for continuous updates).
Flatform loafers at Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger’s carnival-themed fall collection, held at Pier 16 in New York, was a star-studded event from Gigi Hadid walking the runway to Taylor Swift sitting front row. The show debuted three footwear styles available now on the brand’s website, but these leather flatform loafers ($145) feel the freshest.
Buckled Mary Janes at Rebecca Minkoff
Held outside in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, Rebecca Minkoff debuted her fall collection on an ironically steamy Saturday. The latest offering featured plenty of cool girl finishes from sequin suits to patched leather jackets. The buckled Mary Janes pumps, in black suede, are a huge trend for the fall season — and they’re only $225 on the label’s e-commerce site.
Tasseled Loafers by Christian Siriano
Christian Siriano’s whimsical, feminine designs on the runway may be red carpet ready, but the designer’s sister collection at Payless ShoeSource is one easy way to get the look for less. Siriano showed a pair of d’osrsay, pointed-toe loafers on his runway as a part of the spring ’17 collection, which are available in stores now. The easy style is a perfect way to transition favorite spring looks for fall.
Pointy loafers at Thakoon
Making his triumphant return to fashion week after a brief hiatus last season, Thakoon Panichgul offered a collection built on fall staples — think ribbed knits, mensy coats — with a slight punk feel. The leather pointy-toe loafers are a modern update on a classic, and were even styled with cozy socks to make it more fall appropriate.
Over-the-knee boots at Tom Ford
This season, Tom Ford made the jump to in-season showings. The designer held a star-studded dinner and presentation at the now-defunct Four Seasons restaurant in New York. The consumer-focused collection included a focus on statement boots, such as stiletto lace-up leopard boots and buckled thigh-highs (available for $2,950).
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