As Fashion Month continues in the key fashion landmarks of New York, London, Milan and Paris, the Trendstop.com trend experts are hard at work analyzing each and every catwalk look to identify the latest developments emerging in womenswear. Every aspect of fashion design is taken into consideration in our coverage, from collection, colour, print and material to apparel and accessories. This week, we present Trendstop readers with a selection of directional women’s footwear trends coming through on the Fall/Winter 2016-17 runways, helping you get a step ahead of the competition with three forward yet commercially relevant updates forecast to influence flats, heels and boots alike. This season, we see designers explore new plays on texture and surface, with styles ranging between minimal cleanness and elegantly decorative. Be inspired for Fall/Winter!
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Baja East, BCBG Max Azria, Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2016-17.
Women’s footwear makes the transition into winter with heavyweight materials that add a cosy textured dimension. Chunky knit, soft fur and thick fleece enhance warmth, updating styles more commonly seen in warmer weather, such as pool slides, peep-toe heels and low-cut booties.
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, Topshop Unique Fall/Winter 2016-17.
Shoes are pared back with a purity of form, making for clean, contemporary styles with a minimal aesthetic. A key trend for boots, pristine white leathers are executed in both matte and gloss finishes. Stark black detailing adds interest to soles and laces, while heeled shapes reveal a futuristic twist with transparent panels.
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Charlotte Olympia, all Pre-Fall 2016.
Footwear designers are influenced by the world of interiors, introducing decorative looks to Fall/Winter styles with a play on surface and texture. Resembling upholstery or wallpaper, sateen fabrics bloom with ornate embroidery on longline boots, while heeled styles incorporate tactile finishes or floral patterning.
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