Week of Dec. 5
This luxe pool slide from Olgana Paris should, funnily enough, not be worn anywhere near water. For spring ’17, the Paris-based brand applied its signature mink furs to the upper of a chunky sports sandal. Paired with a Solid & Striped swimsuit, the look is the perfect mixture of classic and cutting-edge — meaning you can dip your toes into it without fear.
Week of Nov. 28
Coach is soaring to new heights — quite literally. For spring ’17, creative director Stuart Vevers continued down an edgier path with a series of heavy metal-studded loafers (finished with staggering flatform soles, no less). Shown on the runway with grungy floral prints, the Roccasin Creeper toughens up even the sweetest of looks.
Week of Nov. 21
Forget statement jewelry — the spring season will be all about dazzling footwear. One shining example is Gedebe’s brilliantly colored Dafne slide. With its oversized crystal embellishments, the flat sandal embodies easy luxury. Slide them on and see where the evening takes you.
Week of Nov. 14
Call it 50 shades of pink. For an evening that invites the unexpected, Manolo Blahnik offers this sultry boudoir look for spring ’17. Arrayed in smooth satin with a luxurious feather embellishment, the Lima heels harken back to 1940s glamour and practically beckon for a silk peignoir set.
Week of Nov. 7
Who says flats can’t be fun? For spring ’17, Giannico’s Sofia slide sandal fully embraces the label’s kitschy lip motifs, this time interpreted with multicolored and braided suede straps. Call it love at first sight — or something even better than a first kiss.
Week of Oct. 24
Call it the rave of the season. For spring, Marc Jacobs debuted a psychedelic collection inspired by EDM culture. And boy, were the platforms a trip. This sky-high 170-millimeter boot, made of leather and python, pumps up the kitsch factor with quirky motifs, including plugs, bricks and — why not? — sausages.
Week of Oct. 10
Merrell’s spring ’17 Burnt Rock crossover hiking boot for men was designed with the active city dweller in mind. Its nubuck upper and protective rubber toe cap make this shoe seriously trail-ready, but the eye-catching range of colors and rich materials provide some urban style. The boot features the brand’s proprietary M Select Fit.Eco blended EVA contoured footbed.
Week of Sept. 12
Bionda Castana’s spring ’17 Imaan Gold sandal was designed with hot nights in mind. “It mimics the mood of love, passion and the carefree frivolity that Palm Springs is known for,” said designer Natalia Barbieri, who co-founded the label with Jennifer Portman. For spring ’17, the brand’s collection is playfully referred to as “Palm Springs Is My Muse.”
Week of Aug. 29
Spring ’17 is looking like primary season for Nanette Nanette Lepore. The brand’s Tracy sandal offers up a symbol of trend unity, combining the popular rainbow color story with the ever-present block heel, all in a suede-and-leather mixed-media construction.
Week of Aug. 15
The work of legendary lensman Norman Parkinson lends fashion credibility to this Mulo slip-on. For spring ’17, the espadrille brand has adopted a selection of Parkinson’s iconic images, including “Dog Friday,” featuring model Appollonia van Ravenstein coaxing a stray dog in the Seychelles. That original Parkinson shot was photographed for British Vogue in 1971 and was styled by Grace Coddington.
Week of Aug. 1
Christian Louboutin’s spring ’17 men’s collection offers a daring, yet fresh, aesthetic. A prime example? Its embossed leather slip-on with metal studding, finished in a high-gloss patent in candy red — a color that looks as good on top as it does on the bottom.