Top 10 Show Shoes
February’s fashion month is on its way, and if there’s one thing people are guaranteed to notice it’s your shoes. In an odd way, the huge number of people trying to stand out with their statement coat and leather tote combo creates a crowd of samey fashionistas. However underneath all the mohair and oversized sunglasses, there will be a sea of loafers, socks and sandals and printed courts. Shoes are a great way to show off your directional side while sporting some classic winter-wear on top. Here are our picks for the future front-rowers:
1. Gianvito Rossi, Camcord Suede Ankle Boots; £495, motilo.com
These heeled ankle boots are neutral enough to go with everything, but the amazing curved shape make them stand apart from everything else. Great for a sophisticated and classic outfit that needs a modern twist.
2. Alexander Wang, 40mm Anouck Leather Chelsea Boots; £535, motilo.com
Chelsea boots are the bread and butter of a fashion week outfit. Over a pair of jeans, leggings or tights they will look super cool and be comfy during all those agonising queues, walks and waits. Plus, the cutout heel is just such a fresh detail.
3. Nicholas Kirkwood, Neon Printed Silk-satin Pumps; £445, motilo.com
This is a pair of pumps that will certainly pop. The printed silk material with its swirls of neon are just begging for a street style camera to snap them up. Who says editorial should just stay in the covers of a glossy magazine?
4. Charlotte Olympia, 140mm Cherie Poodle Patent Sandals; £1,171, motilo.com
Fashion is often as its best when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Charlotte Olympia has always been good at that, and the poodle heel on these sandals will be trending on Twitter quicker than you can say ‘quirky’.
5. Lanvin, 20mm Leather & Patent High Top Sneakers; £380, motilo.com
Sometimes there’s nothing better to set off an outfit that a good pair of sneakers. Rather than going for crazy colour, people will take note if yours are exceptionally well made, so Lanvin are a great go-to brand. You can be certain that many models will be lounging in these in between shows.
6. Balenciaga, Two-tone Sandal Pump; £1001, motilo.com
Going for bare legs? You’ll need something pretty intense to combat those winter pins. Balenciaga have always been great for creating a modern classic, and these two-tone sandals were immediately noticed for their unique origami style.
7. Sophia Webster, Yayoi Patent and Leather Sandals; £525, motilo.com
Sophia Webster is Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégé, and certainly one to watch in 2013. Her unique and distinctive style is easy to spot, and this monochrome pair tie in nicely with Spring Summer 2013.
8. Laurence Dacade, ‘Babacar’ Buckled Leather Ankle Boots; £650, motilo.com
A metallic sheen is another SS13 trend that you should be working into your wardrobe ahead of the curve. That chunky heel, that quilted detail and that bold bronze cuff prove that looking incredible doesn’t always come at the cost of comfort.
9. Givenchy, 120mm Vinyl and Calfskin Sandals; £2,268, motilo.com
Givenchy are famed for their ability to break boundaries and create shapes or looks that were previously undreamed. The impeccable design incorporating perspex, metallics, and curvaceous leather is unmatched, and should be worn with something simple to let the shoes have the limelight they deserve.
10. Saint Laurent, Paris Triple Strap Shoes; £645, motilo.com
If you’re looking for a classic shoe that has a bit of a special something, look for the beautiful and delicate metallic triple straps on these Saint Laurent black pumps. The look is timeless, and will work for a day-to-night ensemble.
- Styling by Kathryn Raphael