Fashion week runway shows are fun to watch. Though the focus is generally on clothing, the major fashion houses leave no part of the models untouched and everything is exactly crafted to express the aesthetic of the collection. This, of course, includes shoes and we’ve reviewed some of our favorites from the pinnacle of the fashion season already.
But when it comes to footwear, the real action is arguably in showrooms. This is wear you’ll find the new creations by designers that are completely focused on shoes. Accordingly, they are the cream of the crop. Above: Charlotte Olympia’s cheeky high heeled oxfords. See the gallery below for styles by Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Pierre Hardy, Raphael Young, and Tabitha Simmons.
Paris Fashion Week wrapped on Wednesday of this week, but we’re stilling digesting the many, many shows from the fashion capital city. With the downfall of John Galliano at Dior and Christophe Decarnin of Balmain reportedly in a mental hospital, the week was full of controversy. Ultimately, though, the fashion shined through. From understated pumps at Celine to fetish-worthy boots at Alexander McQueen, to whimsical rain boots at Louis Vuitton, the selection of high heels was a show in itself. Have a look at some of our favorites in the gallery below.
Louis Vuittion is rivaled only by Chanel for its spot at the pinnacle of Paris Fashion Week. The LV show is the unofficial close of the season and the presentation didn’t fail to send fashion month out with bang. Under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs, the show was a theatrical experience full of uniformed characters. On the footwear front higher than high heels were the rule throughout. Styles ranged from playful rubber rain boots to ultra feminine mary janes.
It was a beautiful presentation that wrapped with the surprise appearance of Kate Moss. The soon-to-wed supermodel closed the show wearing a pair of corset-laced boots with a wool knickers and leather lace jacket with fur sleeves. Kate strutted the square-shaped runway puffing on a cigarette with a bad girl attitude to match her boots. See the full video of the show below, follow by a few high heel close ups.