New York Fashion Week marches on, and I’m happy to report that I’m relaxing a bit after yesterday’s worries of boredom
. Apologies for the lack of shoe detail shots (we use what our sources provide), but click any of these pics to see them larger.
Interestingly, there seem to be inspirations from lots of different time periods starting to parade down the runway.
Imitation (cousin to designer Tara Subkoff’s first fashion foray, Imitation of Christ) made repeated use of a shoe I love, with a vintage vibe that reminds me simultaneously of the Victorian/Edwardian era and of 30s/40s Old Hollywood glam.
Lacoste’s kicky color-blocking is probably my favorite footwear styling we’ve seen so far. Clean and sporty like their clothes, and also stylish but practical and versatile. Just right for today’s recessionista.
And as far as looking forward to the future for some shoe inspiration, both Prabal Gurung (on the left) and Sally LaPointe (on the right) showed us footwear that would look right at home on Blade Runner’s replicants.
Of course, the great irony of futuristic settings is that then we reach that point in time and things don’t seem to be as advanced. Blade Runner’s set in 2019. Who knows… maybe by then, we’ll all be traipsing around in shoes like these.
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