Shailene Woodley wore Gianvito RossiSparkle sandals to the 2014 ICG Publicists Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in L.A. Theses lightening bolt motif shoes are from the Spring 2014 collection featuring mirrored rose gold leather, thin buckled ankle-strap and 100mm heel. They’re available in silver at MyTheresa or red & rose gold leather at Gianvito Rossi.
The 22-year-old actress has begun promotional appearances for her latest film ‘Divergent’. She arrived wearing a Jonathan Saunders peony textured jacquard Helen satin crepe dress in soft fluo orange from the Resort 2014 collection.
Shailene put the finishing touches on this beautiful look with her pixie ‘do swept effortlessly to the side. She also accessorized with a peach rose lip and Dannijo Peanut stud earrings.
She’s joined by several A-list ladies in this action thriller film including Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery. Julianne arrived to the red carpet wearing a fresh-off-the-runway Prabal Gurung ivory silk cloqué hand draped dress with a paint-stained printed lurex jacquard asymmetric skirt from the Fall 2014 collection.
If you find the fashion weeks-slash-month completely exhausting, have no fear! We have compiled the must know, must-have shoe sightings from the Fall 2014 runways so you don’t have to! First stop? New York City.
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If New York Fashion Week had a line that epitomized romance and luxury, without a doubt it would be Marchesa. Since 2004, Georgina and Keren Craig have been designing and creating some of the most beautiful red carpet looks this side of Valentino. The sumptuous tulle and whimsical lace of Marchesa’s gowns were only complemented by the shoes, designed by none other than Christian Louboutin. From devilishly colored multi-buckle suede ankle booties to dazzling copper hued lacy pumps, as the show progressed the soles only became more enviable. The combination of calf hair and embroidery can only be classified as daring! It’s hard for us to pick a favorite, but we lovedthe concave wedge that – at first glance – made the models look like ballerinas standing en pointe.
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At first glance, Ruthie Davis for Duckie Brown sounds like a very peculiar combination. After all, Ruthie Davis has made her name by confronting conventions head on and changing them – her shoes drip with not only femininity, but sassiness. Her brand is all about modernity and romance without fussiness. And Duckie Brown? Duckie Brown is a brand dedicated to dressing men in dapper duds, this season marking the brand’s first foray into womanswear. The result was extraordinarily complementary; Duckie Brown’s menswear aesthetic fit beautifully with the clean, color blocked lines of Ruthie Davis’ playful jewel tone pumps. We can only hope this is the start of a long-standing collaboration.
We are huge fans of Gio Diev’s sensual yet futuristic approach to shoes (hello! We’re still obsessing over his Spring 2014 collection!), so when we heard that he was going to be designing the shoes for Sally LaPointe’s Fall 2014 collection we could hardly contain our excitement. The ankle booties are one of the highlights of the collection, crafted out of supple leather, luxurious snakeskin, exotic stingray, and – just because everyone needs a bit of edge to their wardrobe – phenomenal calf hair. They’re practical, yet elegant. Perfect for adding sophistication to any autumnal look.
There was something decidedly heady about Veronica Beard’s line this season – it could be the way the boho dresses dripped with California cool or the way the jacquard printed matching separates took you back to the best of 70s fashion. A fabulously fashionable collection topped off with sky-high Moiki heels by Rupert Sanderson, who always knows how to make a woman’s choice in footwear the talk of the party. The strappy heels appeared in three variations: not-s-classic black, space-age silver, and color blocked with pink, mustard yellow, and black.
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If we could sum up the Fall 2014 collection by Altuzarra, we’d have to put it somewhere between simplicity, luxury, and wardrobe staple. It isn’t surprising that the shoes from Altuzarra’s collection match that “wear me everywhere” vibe, because timelessness with a kick is what Gianvito Rossi specializes in. We love the take on a loafer-pump as well as the boots with cut-out accents. The natural color palette (greys, browns, and blacks) provides maximum accessibility and versatility – we can picture the ankle booties in the office as well as a dinner date with the girls.
Cesare Casadei and Prabal Gurung have been collaborating since the Spring 2013 season – it’s no mystery why they’ve kept the relationship strong: the shoes are consistently divine. This time around, Casadei created gorgeously bejeweled pumps exclusive for Prabal Gurung that perfectly blend Gurung’s tactile and experimental aesthetic with the feminine flair indicative of their brand. The shoes are one part costume jewelry, two parts menswear brogue, and all fierce. Coming in an array of colors, we can picture these statement heels taking the place of baubles any day.
Okay, we have a confession: we can predict the future. We can’t divulge all of the juicy details, but we are willing to tell you one thing – our bank accounts are going to be hurting and our wardrobes will be screaming in joy. Why? Because Sophia Webster’s latest collaboration with J.Crew for their Fall 2014 collection is utter perfection. Beautiful prints, color blocking, strappy pumps, and glittery heels are the star components of the collection. We’re not surprised that J.Crew’s prep-meets-edge aesthetic pairs so beautifully with Sophia Webster’s color, prints, and pizazz style, we just hope that the two fashion powerhouses continue to collaborate for years to come.
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Without a doubt, one of the most luxurious and supple collections of New York Fashion Week was brought to us by Jason Wu. Crushed velvet, fur, marled wool, and sequins so subtle that they catch the light like diamonds were only parts of the ingenious line. Jason Wu’s sumptuous collection was topped off with a beautiful t-strap pump, done in a few variations. The classic, wear-me-everywhere heel came in oxblood, mirrored silver, and a patent black (sometimes color blocked all in one style!). We also love the oxford ankle bootie that made an appearance – one part pilgrim, three parts runway heartstopper, it was a show stealer.
Rodarte’s homage to the seventies, complete with Star Wars iconography and drawstring high-waist pants, is polarizing in its unabashed use of glitter and lurex. The kitschy, thrifty vibe was found from the top of the sparkly berets and down to the tips of the models’ feet. Modest buckles and sequined socks abound, the Mulleavy sister’s footwear is as unique as they are. If you’re not into their idiosyncratic reinterpretation of the flatform, they also have a collection of pumps that range from work-ready snakeskin beige to club-ready bejeweled turquoise.
Narciso Rodriguez’ collection was a perfect meld of casual and sophisticated. The looks are slouchy without being sloppy and the overall feel is one of effortless minimalism. Even the footwear appears modest at first glance. However, the initial thought of simplicity is erased upon further inspection; though streamline and modern, the shoes are definitely a step above the rest. Dramatic takes on a d’orsay heel – the thick strap along the ankle is both fabulous and practical – and color blocked booties with supple leather and snake skin have us going back for another look.
Oscar de la Renta certainly knows his audience, creating stellar red carpet ready gowns and suit separates designed to become classics season, but this season left us feeling a bit cold. Luckily, where this season’s wigs were arguably horrible and many of the looks bored on the unfortunate side of matronly, the accessories were full of the spark and verve we’ve come to expect from Oscar de la Renta’s lux designs. Exotic and ornately patterned laser cut leather? Check. Embellished heeled sandals? Check. Feather and bead embroidered platforms? Check, check, check. They’re so classy and so chic, you’ll by opera tickets just to show them off.
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Alexander Wang’s utilitarian collection met head on with state-of-the-art techniques (color changing leather? Be still our fluttering hearts); the outdoorsy sentiments were irrevocably high fashion, making it another iconic collection from the flourishing designer. His shoes received the same amazing treatment. The exaggerated height of the over-the-knee boot – done in a gorgeous combination of mid-tone brown and black with a shock of pure white – have a practical vibe that make them beg to be worn during your city’s next Snowmageddeon. Wang also created a peculiar take on the mule, with a thick heel and a very overstated vamp. They might not be for everyone, but man are they cool.
Leave it to Monique Lhuillier to create a show that practically drips with femininity, from the floral embellishments down to the lacy ankle and knee-high boots. We love how, when other designers seem bent on modernizing and streamlining their collections, she remains unafraid to revel in the frivolity. Candy pink sandals embellished with lace? Well, yes, if you insist! Also worth mentioning? The dramatically shaped d’orsay pump, constructed partially out of PVC to hold its theatrical silhouette.
Diane von Fürstenberg’s collection was classy with an edge, filled with pieces that would seamlessly go from day-to-night without so much as a jacket change. However, our favorite part of the collection wasn’t the eclectic prints or sensible totes, but the crazy amazing selection of pumps and wedges. Dramatic suede heeled sandals were accented with gold leather piping, mesh was embellished with darling suede hearts that scream “don’t just wear me on Valentine’s Day, wear me everywhere!” and modern looking wedges that were completed by a stellar mirrored gold heel. Black, gold, and red is a timeless combination – Diane von Fürstenberg just gave it a kick of sass.
The sensible schoolgirl aesthetic of Marissa Webb’s collection was given a much needed dose of attitude via kickass footwear. High stilettos with snaking laces that would make Roberto Cavalli proud and gorgeous blocky ankle booties might seem dour in color, but are jam packed with attitude. Suddenly, tweed doesn’t seem so prim and proper!
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Jerome C Rousseau’s work with Lela Rose this season marks his very first – we know, it’s hard to believe that he’s not on every NYC designer’s speed dial! – runway collaboration and to soaring success. The eclectic vibe of Rousseau’s shoes perfectly matched the quirky edge that Lela Rose used in her collection (think: feathers, gem embellishments, sequins, and ombre hues). Though we love the metallic ombre glitter booties and his tell-tale thorny heel, our favorite shoe from this collaboration is the mesh peep-toe bootie. Swoon!
Katya Leonovich’s Fall 2014 collection was all about futuristic, science fiction designs with a very seductive kick. Metallic, semi-sheer dresses and oblong silhouettes were complimented by sleek soles from Tania Spinelli. We love the amazing selection of boots she provided, thigh-high to ankle, lush suede to shiny gunmetal – we almost paid more attention to them than the line of clothes (woops!). But, we’re not surprised that we love the shoe selection; when Tania Spinelli is doing the designing, you know the product will be amazing.
Gianvito RossiImpulse strappy sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at ShoeScribe for $920 or Gianvito Rossi (only available in Europe)
These spritzy Spring/Summer 2014Impulse sandals will put an electric pep in your step! Check out how they look on the foot. They feature a lightening bolt motif in black leather and mirrored silver leather, double (super thin) adjustable ankle straps, covered signature stiletto heel and nude leather lining.
This style is only available in whole sizes and you can also find a similar design (with one ankle-strap) in mirrored rose gold leather at LuisaViaRoma.
Gianvito Rossi ankle-strap sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at Barneys for $760
My feet are ready to party in these festive new sandals from Gianvito Rossi’s Spring 2014 collection. We posted on the same design in metallic gold leather several months ago but I’ve completely fallen for this pretty pink style.
They feature metallic fuchsia leather, wide front PVC toe strap embellished with pink confetti glitter, high rise heel counter, super thin adjustable ankle-strap with a silver-tone buckle, leather covered stiletto heel and padded nude leather insole. Half sizes are available.
Gianvito Rossi pointed-toe pumps | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at Browns for £545 or $750 USD
Leave it to Gianvito Rossi to catch our attention once again this season with another fabulous new arrival. This design is a playful twist on his classic single-sole pump from the latest Spring/ Summer 2014 collection. They feature black leather animal print/camouflage spots stitched onto transparent PVC, wavy cap-toe, leather covered stiletto heel and cushioned nude leather insole.
Half sizes are available. You can also find this style in mirrored bronze leather at Harvey Nichols or a mirrored gold leather ankle-strap sandal with the same spotted design at The Corner.
Michelle Dockery wore Gianvito RossiAlina pumps to the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring cut-out black suede, white leather panels and 100mm heel. Alina is available at Shoescribe, The Corner, Farfetch and Barneys.
My favorite ‘Downton Abbey’ star posed in a custom J. Mendel dress with a graphic silk satin colorblock plunging v-neck top (seen in the Spring 2014 collection), pocket peplum and black silk crepe floor-length skirt.
Her short brunette hair styled in a side-parted low ponytail and Mary put the finishing touches on the look with a Calvin Klein Collection block clutch, red pout, plus David Yurman Lantana earrings.
I wanted to share a quick look at my favorite new arrivals this week. Many more playful resort styles have landed and a few new spring shoes are also trickling in (on pre-order).
Notes: - Sophia Webster just launched her funky fun Resort 2014 collection and her signature Riko booties are (unsurprisingly) almost sold out however you can still snag them at Farfetch. - Christian Louboutin’s latest staple peep-toe pump, Youpi (which I think we will see on the red carpet very soon) is now on pre-order in a classic black patent leather. - Tamara Mellon’s debut collection has launched (have you seen the short film starring Karlie Kloss?)…it’s a relatively simple collection with select pieces now available at Net-A-Porter.
Pantone recently announced radiant orchid as the 2014 color of the year. This charming purple hue captivates a “harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” while “emanating great joy, love and health”.
I always look forward to this report which covers the season’s most important color trends. This purpley shade covered the runways at NYFW and I expect to see it on our favorite red carpet starlets as well as on clothing and accessories throughout the year.
Featured below is a quick look at several spring shoe styles I’ve found in variations of this hue. I love the graphic patterns used on the Roger Vivier & Nicholas Kirkwood styles combined with a spicy cayenne red. Manolo Blahnik opted for a warmer two-tone design mixing byzantium with fandango.
Get radiant purple on your feet right now; check out these available styles:
Credit: InStyleUK, photographed by Micaela Rossato
Michelle Dockery is featured in the January 2014 issue of Instyle UK wearing Gianvito RossiVirtua mules. These heels are from the new Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather with a thick PVC strap and 105 mm heel. Virtua is available in dark brown and brown python at Barneys.