Iggy Azalea was spotted outside The Ed Sullivan Theater for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in NYC wearing Givenchy harlequin booties. They’re from the Resort 2013 collection featuring black & white woven leather, silver studded platform and lace-up front. We’ve also seen these on Khloe Kardashian. This style is sold out but you can find new Givenchy styles at Barneys and Forward by Elyse Walker.
The 23-year-old Aussie rapper performed her latest single, ‘Change Your Life,’ with T.I. wearing a white leather jacket, metallic silver bodysuit and sporty white leggings. She also carried a Versace lilac leather chain shoulder bag with Greek-key quilting design.
Winter is upon us, which can only mean onething for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:
Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.
Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.
Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!
Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.
Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.
Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.
Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.
Kylie Jenner attended the grand opening of Sugar Factory Hollywood wearing Givenchy banded metallic sandals. They’re from the Pre-Spring 2014 collection featuring mirrored silver leather, beige elastic band and 100mm heel. They’re available at Barneys.
The 16-year-old can make anyone envious of her killer shoe collection (need & need). Kylie greeted fans wearing a bonded silk wrap sleeveless dress in milk with a side asymmetric slit by Australian designer Nicholas. She also piled on the Cartier jewelry including 5 Love bracelets, 1 Juste un Clou cuff and 3 Love rings.
Givenchy shark tooth sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at Barneys for $1190.00
This sandal is the perfect combination of several signature designs by Givenchy all rolled into one beautiful shoe. It’s basically the Fall ’13 striped boot mixed with the classic d’Orsay style. They feature maroon & black striped eelskin, black leather piped leather trim, silver-tone shark tooth ankle strap lock and tan leather insole. Half sizes are available.
Rachel Bilson wore Givenchy sandals to the People’s Choice Awards 2014 Nominations Press Conference held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. These heels are from an older collection featuring perforated white leather, round toe and stacked 100mm heel. They’re available on discount at Yoox.
Even though the temperature is quickly dropping, Rachel still embraced her “California girl” style wearing a Hawaiian floral printed stretch silk crepe outfit by Milly from the Spring 2014 collection. This two-piece look features a zip front crop top and midi pencil skirt with a black elastic waistband. Her long dark brunette hair was styled in those signature tousled waves and she also accessorized with a light pink pout plus bronze smokey eye makeup.
Julianne Moore wore Givenchy ankle-strap sandals to the world premiere of ‘Carrie’ held at ArcLight Cinemas in LA. These shoes feature white leather (pictured above in snakeskin), silver-tone shark tooth lock and 100mm heel. She also just wore them to her star ceremony on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’re available (on sale!) in light pink patent leather, black leather at Forward by Elyse Walker or natural wolffish at Yoox.
She looked stunning wearing a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Fall 2013 white silk floor-length gown with an overlay top panel. Julianne carried a Pre-Fall 2013 Obsedia minaudière in patchwork sequins also by Givenchy and accessorized with a gorgeous Harry Winston medallion diamond ring.
Julianne Moore wore Givenchy ankle-strap sandals to her star ceremony on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. These shoes feature white leather (pictured above in snakeskin) silver shark tooth lock and 100mm stiletto heel. They’re available (on sale!) in salmon patent leather, black leather or natural wolffish at Yoox.
Doesn’t her pale daffodil yellow Dolce&Gabbana three quarter sleeve dress embellished with crystals along the neckline & cuffs feel more appropriate for a springtime event? Either way she looks gorgeous and accessorized with a cerise stained pout.
She entered la Halle Freyssinet wearing a Fall 2013 split Bambi printed neoprene cotton jersey sweatshirt as a dress (still available in a t-shirt) and carried a small matching Bambi print satin zip clutch. Lily’s hair was completely slicked back on top and she finished her look with a burgundy glossy lip plus a Givenchy pale gold cone magnetic shark tooth earring.
Solange Knowles wore Givenchy ankle-strap sandals to the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection launch event in NY. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring a wide PVC strap, black leather, plexiglass/wood cone heel and nude elastic ankle-strap. We’ve also seen them on Cate Blanchett. You can shop older Givenchy styles (on discount!) at Yoox.
Willow Smith wore Givenchy wedge booties to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, gold-tone shark tooth lock and leather wrap around strap. They’re available in black suede at Barneys, Net-A-Porter & Forward by Elyse Walker and black leather at Farfetch.
Willow & her brother Jaden were fun to watch on the live stream – they’ve both perfected their red carpet poses. She also wore The Runaways vintage tee and G-Star denim dungarees with black leather straps. If you haven’t seen this photo yet, check out the Smith’s reaction to Miley’s performance.
Willows hair was accented with streaks of red and she also accessorized with a magic tattoo choker stretch necklace.