The Season of the Slouch
Stand up straight? Not this season. Scrunched boots in sumptuous materials are the new outfit makers, paired with both leggy and languid looks at Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Off-White and Maison Margiela.
That’s a Stretch
Featuring knitted socks, spandex-backed leather or hosiery constructions, these were equal parts foundation garment and figure flaunter. As seen at Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, and Olivier Theyskens.
What’s Red & White?
Why, what isn’t this season? The shades of the season appeared both ways, either served piping hot or starkly cool. At Celine, who kickstarted the trend with mismatched shoes last season, Hermes, Kenzo, Haider Ackerman, Acne and Ellery.
Quirky heels and sparkly finishes were at once eye-catching and eccentric on bold boots at Sonia Rykiel, Paco Rabanne, Miu Miu and Chanel and plucky pumps at Jacquemus, Dries Van Noten, Paule Ka and Rochas.
Miu Miu fall ’17 collection.
Concealed and hyper chic, it was a no-toe-cleavage zone at Stella McCartney, Christian Dior, Chloe and Nina Ricci, where pumps took a covered-up, high-collar approach, balanced by deep, plunging throat lines.
It’s time to toughen up. Pick your preference: slashed combats such as those at Valentino, Miu Miu’s Yeti boots or even wrestling and motorcycle inspired styles at Christian Dior. Just add irreverent eveningwear.
For more of the key footwear trends from Paris Fashion Week, click through the gallery.