Thursday, January 26, 2012

The shoes on the runways of Milan and Paris: Lace-ups

This is the last of my three posts about all the wonderful shoes seen recently in Milan and Paris during FW. This one's about the ones with shoe laces.

Louis Vuitton
Shiny, shimmery metal accents characterized the shoes here -- and in a very nice way. Talk about spicing up your corporate getup; these are the shoes!

Louis Vuitton 02
Louis Vuitton 01

Burberry Prorsum
But if you want to play it safe (well, somehow), the Brit brand has the answers with their brown and black pieces. But there's red, too, if you wanna change your mind.

Burberry Prorsum 02
Burberry Prorsum 03
Burberry Prorsum 01

Ombre, that gorgeous effect of graduated shades, also made appearances in Milan and Paris. Blacks and grays would be common but they also had browns and reds.

Hermès 01

Gucci 01

Spectator shoes, brogues, I don't really know what to call them. But who cares when you have beautiful pieces? I'm a fan of contrasts, so having contrasting materials and patterns in one shoe is pretty awesome.

Ermenegildo Zegna
Ermenegildo Zegna 01

Etro 02

Prada 01
Prada 03

Now I haven't really jumped on the clunky shoes train but compromises can be made, like tempering the design by limiting the clunky part to only one end of the shoe or wowing me altogether with bold and graphic patterns, like these ones here.

Calvin Klein Collection
Calvin Klein Collection 01

3.1 Phillip Lim
3.1 Phillip Lim 02

You can also check the following related posts about shoes from Milan and Paris FW:
Boots and high-cut shoes
Slip-ons and strapped shoes

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