We are hours away from being consumed with one of the biggest fashion event of the year, New York Fashion Week, where the spring collections will take the main stage at Lincoln Center. In the spirit of fashion week we decided to take a look at some of the best shoes to hit the runway last Feburary when the fall 2012 collections were revealed.
Some of our favorite sole designs included…
Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung: The pony hair back and geometric platform sealed the deal for this shoe being on of the best for the Fall Season.
Rodarte: Its nothing better that a visually interesting shoe. These Rodarte booties will definitley get you noticed with the unique print featured front and center on this shoe.
Proenza Schouler: Another great bootie with more of a mascline edge with a touch of houndstooth.
Altuzarra: These boots were made for strutting, so give a little kick these your fine thigh high Altuzarra Boots.
Which pair of these fashionable heels suite your fall fashion fancy?
Images Courtsey of: fashionbombdaily.com & style.com
Here’s a sneak peek for what’s to come this fall from reknown designer Gianmarco Lorenzi. It appears that skinny and sculptured is in (and we’re not talking about runway models). The latest peek of these haute soles include a skinny stiletto heel and sculpted platform heel guaranteed to make you feel haute and steamy during the upcoming cool Autumn months.
Is this a new trend of what’s to come? Stiletto heels were all the rage in seasons past (especially in Christian Louboutin lines) – I can’t wait to see what’s to come of more Fall releases soon.
What trend are you looking forward to rocking on your soles this Fall? Which Fall design would you rock better than anyone else?
Betsey Johnson’s company sent the fashion world into a tizzy on Thursday, having filed for bankruptcy. But not to fret—the party is far from over for the legendarily perky designer. Despite having to close 63 freestanding stores, Johnson will stay on as creative director for the brand focusing on sportswear and her moderately priced line, among other projects.
I certainly didn’t see this coming. As a fan of Betsey Johnson fashions (and even more a fan of her MBFW runway shows) I thought they could do no wrong. However, the company was in deep water after a $48 million loan evasion that resulted in a bail out by Steve Madden (Steve Madden Ltd. owns intellectual property rights to the company). The Wall Street Journal explains that the brand’s luxe prices are simply not affordable to its younger demographic and could not compete with lower-priced retailers (H&M,Topshop) targeting the same customer base.
But hold back your tears, because here’s a bit of good news: a few flagship stores will remain open in Manhattan and a few other cities. Saks Fifth Avenue,Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom will continue to carry the collection. Johnson also plans to hold a runway show during Fashion Week in September to promote her more affordable frocks. “I love the moderate price range,” she told WWD. “It is in synch with all the girls who are buying my clothes.”
The 70-year-old will also be cartwheeling onto—what else—reality television. The show, Betsey + Lulu, is set to air this July and will star the designer and her daughter. She will also put her nose to work releasing two more fragrances to follow up last year’s release of Too Too.
Looks like things are looking up for one of my favorite eccentric fashion brands, check out some of our favorite Betsey Johnson runway moments & let us know if you’ll be keeping an eye out for their new “more affordable” lines coming soon.
As effervescent as ever, Betsey Johnson revealed a bright, multi-colored approach to Fall as only she can. It’s always a challenge to give a brief synopsis of a Betsey Johnson collection, her eclectic style paired with mix and match colors, styles and patterns always makes it interesting when trying to nail down her collection in two to three descriptive words. Instead of offering a description of her Fall 2012 ready to wear collection, I’ll just let the photos do the talking…
How would you describe the Fall 2012 Betsey Johnson Collection in THREE WORDS?
Once the music began, the seduction that is DVF spilled in. This season’s DVF looks may have donned the same color palette as other collections but the designs are altogether different. From beautiful body hugging dresses to bordeaux pencil skirts and beautiful color-blocked electric tones throughout the entire collection – the seducing appeal of this collection is enough to bring out the diva in anyone.
Not surprisingly, prints made appearances within the collection, but unlike other designer collections you won’t find an overbalance of hounds tooth here. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the rest of the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012 collection for yourself…
The mood of the Tadashi Shoji collection was somber & rather dark. As the designer put it himself a few days before his show, “The feeling is ominous, as if something is coming.” Shoji, who was born and raised in Japan, drew inspiration from another corner of the Far East, specifically the Golden Age of Shanghai.
Standouts included a black gown of Chantilly and Venetian lace with a high neckline, as well as a series of drop-waist dresses with digital floral prints. The finale dress closing the show was a striking black velvet number with beaded lace embroidery at the neck, a reminder of Shoji’s knack for detail.
A cohesive collection with a variety of silhouettes, shades and hues - it is complete different look than what you may find on the hottest starlets this award season.