London Fashion Week offered a bevy of fresh footwear ideas for next spring. Whether it’s trading in your single-soled heels for extreme platforms or sliding into kitschy sandals, see five of London’s biggest trends below:
1. Courtly Heels
Refined is in. At Erdem, Mulberry and Ashley Williams, pumps had square toes or high-shine patent finishes, proving ladylike flourishes — a change from designers’ ultra-vampy stilettos — are the new thing.
2. Bells & Whistles Boots
Less isn’t always more. Though it reads as more of a fall style, leather boots were given new life at Burberry, Simone Rocha and J.W. Anderson. Finishes included oversized tassels, colored patents or extra lacing.
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3. Extreme Platforms
Clunk, clunk, clunk. Soles were heightened and bulkified this season, meaning the platform trend is here to stay. We saw lace-up flatforms at Erdem, and more theatrical platform boots at Gareth Pugh.
4. Mules & Slingbacks
Slip into one of spring’s easiest styles. At Topshop, Mother of Pearl and Sophia Webster, backless was the message — whether on flat or heeled styles. Some styles had slingback straps for support, though.
5. Eccentric Slides
Ending off the week on a kooky note, slide sandals were amplified with kitschy details at Charlotte Olympia, Malone Souliers and Anya Hindmarch. Think furry detailing, impactful prints or color-blocking.
For a closer look at the trends, click through the gallery.