Pierre Hardy Chats About Fall 2016 Shoe Inspirations

“There’s a glam rock vibe to some of my more spectacular models, and also an all-around sense of pop mischief,” said Pierre Hardy of his fall ’16 collection. Among his diverse influences are New Wave touches from the 1970s, which inspired his sexy sandals.

And the designer also incorporated Art Deco vibes reimagined with a ’70s spirit to create wing motifs and metal trim touches on key looks for the season.

Pierre Hardy Fall 2016 Inspirations
Pierre Hardy fall ’16 boots.
CREDIT: Courtesy of designer.

In addition, laced boots with bold rubber and leather soles were a throwback to the 1980s Buffalo fashion movement. Overall, Hardy was passionate about creating unexpected combinations on the shoes.

“It’s about the mix of different, sometimes opposite, materials that create a new feeling — matte and shiny silver snake or a rainbow-colored suede,” he said. “Otherwise, it’s about playing with optical illusions, as seen in the mirrored metal face on the graphic new Illusion heel, which is rounded at the back and triangular at the front.”

Pierre Hardy Fall 2016 Inspirations
Pierre Hardy inspirations.
CREDIT: Courtesy of designer.

To explore Pierre Hardy’s men’s fall ’16 collection, click through the gallery below.

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