Noticeable Spring/Summer 2013 shoe trends:
This reflective technique was the first trend I noticed. Designers have used it on both snakeskin and patent leather. It’s also seen in Dior and Pierre Hardy’s collections (not pictured).
Stella McCartney seems to be one step ahead & if you can’t wait until spring, she designed a faux-leather iridescent pump available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Mixed Media Madness
There are several obvious examples of this mixed media trend and I chose designs featuring 3 or more different materials. The styles below are colorful and show the designers’ playful side.
For me, the combination of different textures & colors is a hit-or-miss. Christian Louboutin uses mixed media wildly throughout his collection.
I love embroidered details, they give a fun, special touch. Barbara Bui and Balmain have several styles completely embroidered whereas Rupert Sanderson & Isa Tapia feature parts of the shoe embroidered with tropical birds.
Looking through Style.com’s Accessories Index I’ve spotted several orangey tones. Then I saw nectarine listed on the Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report which has also migrated to footwear. Nectarine has a warm coral touch and is also a skin flattering tone.
** Read Part II of the Spring 2013 trends post**
Images via BPCM, Walter Steiger, Sophia Webster, WWD & Style.com
6 thoughts on “Spring 2013 Shoe Trends”
Wow. Stunning array of heels. You work so hard taking care of us on this blog. xoxo Thanks
so many pretty things, it makes me dream ha!
love your blog xoxo
Great Blog! I love it.
x Julie x
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