The designer named her shoes after feminist pioneers such as Rosie the Riveter and Gloria Steinem, the late artists Maya Angelou and Louise Bourgeois — and her personal heroes, including Diane von Furstenberg and Tori Amos.
As a whole, the collection was inspired by the Epiphyllum flower, which emerges into full bloom only at night. The starting point was a scene from the film ‘The Wall” — inspired by the Pink Floyd album of the same name.
“My dad is a drummer, so music has always been my thing,” the designer said. “[There’s a scene] in the movie where two flowers come alive. I always loved the idea of things that change and morph into someone else.”
With that in mind, the designer introduced a custom crepe print featuring florals surrounded by bugs, petals and crescent moons. The moon itself was another key theme this season. The double-moon shape was used as an oversized buckle that was incorporated across many styles — and Gosselin’s new moon heel is chunky and curvy.
The designer also explored a wider range of heel heights for fall, including more kitten heels. Will she wear the new heel heights herself? “I am most comfortable in a super-high heel or a flat,” she said. “I think it’s the way my foot is built.”
Elsewhere, Gosselin used a replica of a vintage silk button on striking new sandal and mule styles.
To see more from the Chloe Gosselin fall ’18 collection, click through the gallery.