Designer Shoes: Dsquared²

There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.

Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.

Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):

jimmy-choo-trick-strappy-buckle-sandals

Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.

gucci-mary-jane-pumps-leather-snakeskin-bow

Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

gianvito-rossi-red-strappy-sandals

Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

aquazzura-black-lace-up-pumps-suede

Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

gianvito-rossi-red-silk-fringe-sandal

Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

valentino-leather-ballerina-lace-up-booties

Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.

alaia-black-suede-lace-up-eyelet-ribbon-corset-booties

Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.

inga-amy-snakskin-lace-up-sandal-booties

Inga Amy black snake cutout sandals; available at Montaigne Market.

dsquared2-black-embellished-ankle-wrap-sandals

Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

prada-lace-up-sandal-booties-black-suede

Prada black suede lace up front peep-toe booties with sneaker laces; available at Neiman Marcus.

jimmy-choo-crystal-embellished-romy-pumps-grey-flannel

Jimmy Choo Romy crystal-embellished grey flannel pointed-toe pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

rene-caovilla-crystal-embllished-strappy-lace-up-sandals

Rene Caovilla crystal-embellished beige suede lace-up gladiator sandals; available at Neiman Marcus.

aquazzura-blue-velvet-over-the-knee-boots

Aquazzura midnight blue velvet thigh-high over the knee boots; available at Spring.

oscar-tiye-ruffle-sandals-antoinette-ankle-strap

Oscar Tiye Antoinette ruffle ankle-cuff sandals in black and nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma.

gianvito-rossi-nude-leather-boots

Gianvito Rossi slouchy nude leather pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

dolce-gabbana-kate-lace-boots-thigh-high

Dolce & Gabbana Kate stretch floral lace thigh-high pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

alaia-suede-lace-up-sandal-gold

Alaia rose suede lace-up sandals with a laser-cut design and metallic gold underlay; available at Savannahs.

And for the finale, something to look forward too from Resort 2017 on pre-order:

gucci-blue-leather-buckled-shoes-resort-2017

Gucci light blue leather brogue strappy pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

Which are you favorite?

dsquared2-black-embellished-ankle-wrap-sandals

Dsquared2 embellished sandals | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma & FarFetch

For Dean and Dan these prim n’ proper show-stompers were the perfect finishing touches for their “samurai x Victorian x combat Fall 2016 collection“. They feature layers upon layers of fine floral lace, tassel fringe trim, black silk, high embellished backing, lace printed insole and double ankle strap. Plus, burrowed in the nest of lace there’s a triple pearl drop charm. Half sizes are available.

dsquared2-fall-2017-shoes-sandals-embelished

 

Dsquared2-Riri-Fall-2016-Lace-Up-Sandal-ShoeRazzi

Dsquared² Riri sandal | 4.7″/ 120mm heel | available in black satin at LuisaViaRoma for $9650.00

These sexy heels are from Dsquared² Fall 2016 collection, which was inspired by three fierce influences: military, Victorian and samurai. Through out the collection we see bold shapes & accents with a touch of contrasting feminine fabrics. Crafted from smooth satin or python printed leather, Riri features lattice-straps with dipped silver-tone aglets that wrap around your ankle.  Half sizes are available.

Dsquared2-Riri-Lace-Up-Sandal-Fall-2016-Shoerazzi

Riri is also available in pink satin at LuisaViaRoma & gold python-print leather at Farfetch

Dsquared2-Riri-Sandal-Lace-Up-ShoeRazzi

 

by:zenzhu
Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Dolce-Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Dsquared2
Dsquared2
Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Prada
Prada
The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fendi
Fendi
Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fausto-Puglisi
Fausto Puglisi
With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Gucci
Gucci
Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Versace
Versace
It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Marni
Marni
Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

dash line

About the author: Zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.

Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:

-Tulum-lace-up-sandals-white-embellished

Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.

Chelsea-Paris-Sultan-lace-up-strappy-sandals-blue

Chelsea Paris Sultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.

Sophia-Webster-Lilico-embellished-sandals

Sophia Webster Lilico underwater strappy embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and FarFetch.

GIuseppe-Zanotti-grey-lace-up-sandals-Spring-2016

Giuseppe Zanotti strappy lilac suede lace-up front sandal; available in lilac and black at FarFetch.

Dsquared-lace-up-sandal-blue-spring-2016-strappy

Dsquared2 strappy ankle-wrap sandal in electric blue snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

Giambattista-Valli-nude-suede-strappy-sandal

Giambattista Valli nude suede multi-buckle sandal; available at FarFetch.

Sergio-Rossi-white-leather-cage-strappy-sandal

Sergio Rossi white leather cage ankle-strap sandal with a stacked heel; available at Lane Crawford.

Chloe-Gosselin-Bryonia-sandals-silver

Chloe Gosselin Bryonia sandals in metallic snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

LAutre-Chose-strappy-sandal-blue-suede

L’Autre Chose strappy suede sandals in serenity blue; available at ShoeScribe.

Paula-Cademartori-Starry-sandal-blue-nude-black-Spring-2016

Paula Cademartori Starry sandals in cobalt suede plus nude & black leather; available at Boutique1.

Stuart-Weitzman-XChain-strappy-sandals-embellished

Stuart Weitzman XChain sandals in black glitter fabric and crystal covered straps; available at ShoeScribe.

Valentino-Rockstud-metallic-leather-sandal-heel-lace-up

Valentino Rockstud strappy gladiators heels in pale gold textured leather; available at FarFetch.

Paul-Andrew-red-suede-Ella-sandals

Paul Andrew Ella red suede cage sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

Gianvito-Rossi-black-glitter-strappy-sandals-Spring-2016-shoes

Gianvito Rossi black glitter covered strappy sandals; available at Barneys.

Bionda-Castana-Hazel-nude-lace-up-sandal

Bionda Castana Hazel laser-cut leather strappy sandals; available at Forward by Elyse Walker.



Dsquared2-Fall-2014-Snakeskin-Pump-Jennifer-Lopez
Credit: Alberto Reyes/Wenn

Jennifer Lopez wore Dsquared² pumps to the ‘American Idol XIV’ Photo Call held at New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring blue snakeskin, rounded toe and 107mm heel. You can shop current styles at FarfetchYoox and Dsquared2.

Outfit Details: Dsquared2 blue snakeskin Fall 2014 coat dress and matching tote, plus Norman Silverman Diamond bandLine bracelets and large diamond studded earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

The footwear that made their debut on the runways in Milan was quite the mix of styles. We saw wooden platforms, thick tractor rubber soles and stitched satin detailing at Prada (much more wearable than last season).

Fendi says you can indeed wear Nemo (a clownfish print in fur) on your feet and presented colorful fur booties which complemented the other fur accessories including monster puff balls, mohawks and sunglasses.

I wasn’t too surprised by Versace’s designs as they were still “sexy rocker chic” as ever. They used the same spikey embellishment which we saw on several Tom Ford styles this spring.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Byzantine and Venetian mosaic influence translated into their footwear as well…particularly on the golden platform wedge. There were also a few golden cage designs with romantic floral wrapped around the bars.

One of my favorite styles was the cross-strap pump at Emilio Pucci which featured a stingray covered pointed-toe and skinny stiletto.

Gucci-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013
Credit: Vogue UK

Prada-Milan-Fahsion-Week-Fall-2013

Prada-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013-Heel
Credit: Style.com

Versace-Milan-Fashion-Show-Fall-2013

Versace-Milan-Fashion-Show-Fall-2013-Heel
Credit: Style.com

Just-Cavalli-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013
Credit: ELLE

Salvatore-Ferragamo-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013

Salvatore-Ferragamo-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013-Heel
Credit: ELLE

Dolce-&-Gabbana-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013

Dolce-&-Gabbana-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013-Heel
Credit: Style.com

DSquared2-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013
Credit: ELLE

Jil-Sander-Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013
Credit: Style.com

Roberto-Cavalli-Fall-2013-shoes
Credit: Style.com

Bottega-Veneta-Fall-2013-shoes
Credit: Style.com

Fendi-Fall-2013-shoes
Credit: Style.com

Emilio-Pucci-Fall-2013-shoes
Emilio-Pucci-boots-Fall-2013
Credit: ELLE

The Paris Fashion Week review is coming soon! Check out the shoes spotted at New York and London Fashion Week.



Jessica-Stam-Dsquared2-pumps

Jessica Stam wore Dsquared2 embellished pointed-toe pumps to the amfAR Milano 2012 during Milan Fashion Week. These pumps are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring silver glitter and crystal embellishment. You can buy these pumps online at Zappos.

Just like Solange Knowles, Jessica was also in white however she was sparkling from head-to-toe in this crystal-embellished Dsquared2 peplum dress which was later auctioned off by Sharon Stone. The dress went for around 20,000 euros benefitting amfAR which is the leading organization supporting HIV/AIDS research. Check out more recent celebrity shoe spottings.

Credit: Wenn.com

Marion-Cotillard-DSquared2-shoes-Marie-Claire

Marion Cotillard is featured in the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire France wearing DSquared2 cage sandals. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring brown textured leather and gold buckles. You can find these sandals available online in metallic gold at Endless and in brown at FarFetch & DSquared2.

She looks beautiful in this Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2012 light blue fitted peplum sleeveless dress. Check out more of her feature in Marie Claire France and other shoes spotted on Marion.



Kristen-Stewart-British-Vogue-DSquared2-shoes

Kristen Stewart is featured in the October 2012 issue of British Vogue wearing DSquared2 pumps. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring leopard print pony with a crystal-embellished & studded heel. You can find these pumps available online in leopardgold glitter, white leather and black snakeskin at LuisaViaRoma.

She’s also wearing a lace top, cotton vest and jeans all by Versus, vintage belt, pink leopard print tights by Trasparenze and vintage earrings. Her photos were shot by Mario Testino and she wears Balenciaga lace-up boots in another picture. Check out more at British Vogue and other shoes spotted on Kristen.

Credit: KStewFan