Summer Shoes 2012

Designer’s shoes from S/S 2012 collections play with the retro inspiration (Marni, Celine), futuristic look (Phillip Lim, Rick Owens) or creative adornment (Blumarine). In most of the cases it’s not about reinventing shoes, but rethinking the way we can wear them – see Dolce&Gabbana or Mary Katrantzou. I’ve made a small selection of the most interesting shoes to pick for this summer. Now talking of my personal taste, my favorites are Rick Owens, Blumarine and Marc Jacobs designs.

Prada S/S 2012

Balmain S/S 2012

Phillip Lim S/S 2012

Mary Katranzou S/S 2012

CDG S/S 2012

Blumarine S/S 2012

Heider Ackerman S/S 2012

Louise Gray S/S 2012

Marni S/S 2012

Rick Owens S/S 2012

Dolce&Gabbana S/S 2012

YSL S/S 2012

Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2012

Celine S/S 2012

Topshop Unique S/S 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2012

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Cut Out!

Alexander Wang, Fall 2012

Hussein Chalayan, Fall 2012

Ann Deleulemeester, Fall 2012

Anthony Vaccarello, Fall 2012

Plain fabric is not enough, it never was. So, designers have decided to cut off pieces here and there. We’ve already admired these practices in the S/S collections 2012, at Prabal Gurung, Mugler and Vaccarello. The Fall collections develop the same cut out concept, as we can see at Hussein Chalayan, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander Wang, Anthony Vaccarello and many others.

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