From the pointy-toe pump to the lace-up, the flatform to the sneaker, take a feet-first approach to your styling with this season’s edit of attention-demanding shoes. Whether an embellished element or the full 360° wow-from-all-angles effect, step up your style with these new-gen shoes.
The Pointy-Toe Pump
While the pointy-toe pump may be something of a style staple, there’s no reason it can't have a playful side, too. Who better to reimagine a classic than shoe maestro Gianvito Rossi with his Calabria style? From perspex panels to crackled suede, snakeskin to studs, this modern icon is just the right mix of statement insouciance.
A footwear game-changer if it’s height you’re after without the heel, combining the classic Derby lace-up with a chunky wedge platform and a corrugated sole, Stella McCartney's flatform shoes make a concise statement without trying too hard.
The Kitten Heel
Ladylike in attitude from tip to toe, there’s an unequivocal elegance about the kitten heel. And, when given a Dolce & Gabbana twist in the Bellucci and Rosa pumps, starlet glamour is infused with a modern relevance. Teaming exquisite lace with a delicate sparkling ornament at the toe, pare it down with jeans or cigarette pants by day and play to its full-on formal potential in the evening.
Taking the classic white sneaker and adding that quintessential Gucci splash, Alessandro Michele offers a total do-over on the everyday shoe. Whether embroidered bees, flowers, snakes, pearl adornments or removable patches, pimping the sneakers with a little help from Gucci this season is a must.
The Unexpected Element
Less can be more when it comes to making a statement. Look to unexpected details – everything from tassels or texture, to metallic filigree. Play with the high-low elements, mixing your super-statement shoes with a more low-key downtime look.