Shoe Game: Trends Of 2015

Photo: Harper's Bazaar
The fashion industry has been letting diversity walk the runways and by diversity there has been a lot of it and not just with the models but the shoes also. Yep, that’s right, 2015 is bringing about a diversified shoe game for all you shoe fanatics. The runways of Paris, New York, Milan and Tokyo have showed a variety of footwear for not only the spring and summer seasons but also moving into the fall and even winter 2016 seasons also. I say, “Bring it on!” “More styles of shoes in my closet at one time is too much”, said No One ever.

Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Top shoe designers such as Balenciaga, Valentino, $1,365, Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, Chanel and Michael Kors, $350, a cheaper version, presented flats in their runways shows with silhouettes with a subtle point at the toe, lace and ballerina inspiration. While Alexander Wang, $525, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Marni went with a high heel and pumps that fitted a futuristic look in bold, bright colors that offered a 60s mod feel. Gladiator footwear strutted down the runway for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Hugo Boss, Givenchy and Valentino. Diversity filled the fashion week season as mules made their debut for Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and Versace, ranging in price up to $1,600. Those 90s platforms that have been all the rave have also made their comeback on the runways of Ferragamo, Prada and Tom Ford and were as high as ever.

Delivering flat forms, block heels and a variety of flats, along with a mix of styles and a huge array of colors, fabrics and designs. Heels and sandals with woven details, power pumps offering sling backs, too, laced up footwear, western influence, fancy flats that include fringe and buckles, color block with up to three colors, flat forms with the influence of the return of the 70s and plenty of block heels to go around. Shoes are being taken in all different directions with a mix of new styles and comebacks along with influence of culture and different decades.

Photo: Harper's Bazaar
With all the different styles to choose from this year, comfort has come into play. Designers such as Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Coach and both of Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen’s’ fashion lines, Elizabeth & James and The Row offered as much as seventeen different styles of comfortable and commuter-friendly footwear. Sandals, platforms and tennis shoes, all stylish, all trending, all chic, all comfortable.

According to WhoWhatWear, the top three shoes to have for the 2015 season includes classic mules, not only for style but comfort, in a basic neutral color.  Platform shoes, to do away with those skinny stilettos and help bring back the rest of the nineties. “According to Pinterest (and we totally agree), normcore is here stay, which means you should load up on basics. As far as footwear goes, that means a pair of simple white sneakers,” states WhoWhatWear as their third choice of a must have shoe for 2015. Offering knowck offs and a variety of shoe styles influenced by runway, WhoWhatWear informs consumers on where to get the cheapest trending shoes for the 2015 seasons without spending $1,560 on a pair of Versace mules.

Photo: Elle Magazine
While designers have worked their tails off for the 2015 seasons, they have also made a comeback of great trends and were able to diversify the runway with models and shoe game. Closets have never looked of packed with so many styles and designs for just one year. Now a little bit of everything will be excepted so bring out those grungy platforms, moms seventies flat forms and run to the nearest Bergdorf and pick of those futuristic, mod inspired heels because this year is going to be a party of shoe diversity. 

Signed Opinionated Fashionista- Shoe closet full!


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