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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This season we saw an interesting variety of shoes strut down the catwalk in London. Manolo Blahnik had the greatest number of collaborations (just like at NYFW) followed by Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Bionda Castana (for Fyodor Goland) and Desirée Barroso (for Emilio de la Morena).

Designs I liked: Mary Katrantzou pumps with a lush velvet wide strap, Michael van der Ham pin heel pumps and Erdem brogue heels featuring an oversized western style buckled ankle-strap.

Not surprisingly, Tom Ford wins for the most elaborate & embellished designs. There were several different colors of suede knee-high peep-toe boots completely covered with sequin floral embroidery.

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Check out shoes spotted at New York Fashion Week.


Lucy Hale is featured in the Prestige Hong Kong Runway Fall 2012 fashion issue wearing Gucci Jane sandal booties. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring black patent leather and open toe. You can find the Jane booties available online in black suede at Nordstromblack leather & suede at Neiman Marcus and in black patent leather at Gucci.

She’s also wearing a Roberto Cavalli purple velvet brocade dress from the Fall 2012 collection. Lucy’s currently working on her debut country/pop album which is planned to hit the airwaves sometime next year. Check out more photos from her feature and other shoes spotted on Lucy.

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Shoe highlights from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013:

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Anthony Vaccarello
I absolutely support this Giuseppe Zanotti and Anthony Vaccarello team. Last season (this fall) we saw the first collaborative collection and you can find one of the styles at Colette right now, already sold out in my size :(.

I would wear all of these spring sandals! Each design has different sized straps and textures. Many feature leather, patent leather, small nylon cords, metal rings and back-zip. It’s easily one of my favorite shoe collections…now I’m debating which one I like more, Casadei for Prabal Gurung or these, that’s a tough one.

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Leather derby shoes elevated with a parallelogram-shaped chunky metal heel. Blogger Rumi Neely tweeted: “Shoes so heavy you can’t really casually swing your feet = Balenciaga Derby”, that basically sums it up.

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It was definitely a classic shoe collection and I was let down. I guess I was expecting more as the last two seasons were full of embellished, over-the-top, beautiful heels. The only shoe that was unique from the other designs was from look 37  featuring a diamond cage cut-out design.

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Nina Ricci
High-heel sandals filled the runway with the exception of one patent leather bootie seen at the beginning of the show. These heels feature a strap across the toe, sculpted heel and an edge/border along the toe line. It’s the same technique we’ve seen before from Maison Martin Margiela.

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Lanvin collection included mainly pumps with one sandal & boot. The pumps feature a hidden platform, skinny ankle-strap, iridescent snakeskin, western-inspired stitching, pointed-toe and tapered heel. Both of my favorite styles were the two western designs, especially the pump.

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Christian Dior
These shoes have the same curved heel that we saw in Nina Ricci’s show. Each style features between 2-4 different kinds of textures including a small PVC insert and metallic patent leather strap. My favorite design was the ankle-strap sandal with iridescent snakeskin, grey snakeskin and pink metallic patent leather strap.

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Isabel Marant
These sandals feature distressed leather, studs and a stacked wooden heel. I prefer the shoes from the last two seasons (Fall 2012 & Spring 2012) however the designs are nice and I know we will see these shoes everywhere.

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I’ve already expressed my distaste for the continuing use of PVC in the Milan Fashion Week post and we’re seeing more & more of it (even at Chanel too). I don’t find these sandals attractive and dislike how they make the foot look; am I missing something?!

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Viktor & Rolf

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Vivienne Westwood




So far, Céline wins the award for having the most disappointing shoe collection. I was excited since many other collections included ankle-strap sandals. I thought there was a chance we may see something like these again…I was very wrong. Instead, we saw pointed-toe pumps completely covered in mink and faux pedicure heels.

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I know I’ve been going on PVC rant however I do like how Valentino embellished these shoes – with lucite pyramid studs! The popular Rockstud pointed-toe slingback had a facelift and now features plastic straps and buckles. I definitely see the shorter heels perfect for Elle Fanning & Taylor Swift.

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Saint Laurent
These remind me of Donna Karan’s Fall 2012 shoe collection. There were several Mary Jane styles and a few designs featured a black & gold python cap-toe. 

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Alexander McQueen
When I was on a documentary film kick last year I watched several on bees and they’re truly fascinating! This collection is beautiful…if only beekeeper suits were this cute. Some of these shoes feature a slip stitch honeycomb knit upper with patent leather and others are completely patent leather. All of the shoes have a metallic gold platform with a sculpted lucite wedge filled with muti-sized crystals.

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Miu Miu

More shoes to come (Elie Saab)! Check out the New York, London and Milan shoe posts.

Chanel Shoes Fall 2010 RTW Collection: