30 October 2017
by Isabelle Ohnemus
Photo: Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Kenzo, Jil Sander/ AW 17/ /Paris
As seen at Dries Van Noten and Jil Sander, winter whites are key once more. Whereas beforehand it was a directional color focused on athleisure items, now it offers minimalist elegance. Choose a smooth surface such as patent leather for a clean silhouette.
Photo: Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney/ AW 17/ Milan, Paris
Spiced browns, popular at Stella McCartney and Salvatore Ferragamo, is a popular choice for footwear with a nod to evolving 1970s references. Warm and familiar, go for chestnut, rich cognac and butterscotch shades in smooth leather or faux exotic skins.
Photo: Paul Smith, Chloé/ AW 17/ /Paris
A contemporary alternative to black for AW17 is deep navy (admired at Chloé and Paul Smith). Novel yet familiar, the tone is in line with the Femme Moderne trend coming out of the Paris shows. Refined navy lends polished and luxurious appeal.
Photo: Fendi/ AW 17/ Milan
Don’t miss thigh boots. From Roksanda and Prada to Fendi and Yeezy, slouch fitted or skin-tight designs turned heads in fierce high-shine leather, super-soft suede or more traditional grained leathers. As long as you have the height, pointed, square and round toe shapes all work well.
Photo: Céline, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta AW 17/ Paris, New York
Making waves at Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and Céline, pointed pumps offer a fresh direction. A dolphin nose and sharp toe can be mixed with subtle low heels or daring stiletto heights, proving the trends’ versatility. Wear yours with fishnet tights or socks for a flirty finish.
Photo: Krizia, Joseph AW 17/ /Milan, London
Elsewhere, closed mules transitioned from SS17. Choose them in peached suedes, opulent velvets, supple leathers or delicate satins depending on the occasion. Take inspiration from Nina Ricci, Joseph and Mary Katrantzou where the elegant piece was seen in an array of heel heights.
Shop On EyeFitU: METALLIC SHOES (Berlin): Asos
Winter slides are also big footwear news. Everyone from Anya Hindmarch, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach and Simone Rocha showcased them extending the sandal offering into the new season. Faux fur and shearling add extra warmth and comfort this time around with moulded foot beds a new detail to note.
Shop On EyeFitU: Velvet & Metallic Shoes (New York): Fendi, Aquazzura, Gucci
Party season is about to hit and Versus, Isabel Marant and Calvin Klein Collection showed off the latest party heels. Asymmetric, sleek, strappy and minimal constructions are new takes on a staple. Snap up yours in shiny surfaces and metallics.
Shop On EyeFitU: A/W 2017 SHOES (London): Stuart Weitzman Senso Emilio Pucci
For casual days, treat yourself to Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Christopher Kane favourite, the plush sneaker. Sneakers come adorned with zips, Velcro and statement buckles with sports references ranging form heavy-duty performance styles to scuba designs.
Invest in a pair (or more!) today for a right-now update.