Monday, March 9, 2009

Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

You can see now the different toe shapes and heel heights in Spring/Summer 2009 Shoe Trends. This brings up you from fringing to laces to buckles and straps. exotic to fetish and as well to architectural. These elements are considered to define the trends.

Fringing: Fringed Shoes & Boots

This is one of the major Winter 2009 shoes trends, which saw folk-inspired fringing that marks via Gucci and Balmain. This Spring/Summer version of the fringed shoe is lighter, more open, and more Western feel.

Fringing is still popular this 2009 in both flat sandals and high heeled styles in following colors like camels, tans, browns and black.

Fetish Shoe Trend: Studs & Chains

The trend on the Spring/Summer 2009 runways was bondage/fetish clothing, while the footwear has found the same inspirations. In fact, studs, spikes and chains are some of the fetish-esque details that are finding their way onto shoes for 2009.

From bold pyramid studs to a more subtle, from casual to studded to a patent studded booties, and likewise to shoes and boots sported with studded straps and heels with rebellious chain details.
Exotic Details

Spring/Summer 2009 colletions embedded with exotic jewelry, this theme also touched on footwear. With Egyptian-inspired sandals of Anna Sui make people standout, while sandals with embellishement like jewels and beading gave an exotic feel to others. Although, flats can be generally vey dull, you can use this trend to bring interesting, statement flat shoes into your wardrobe.

Reptile Leathers

Reptile leather plays a huge part in the Winter 2008 shoe trends. And for this Spring/Summer 2009 see a range of new interpretations from Dior, Tuleh, Ralp Lauren, Bottega Venetta, BCBG Max Azria and many others.

Tie-up and Lace-up shoes

This is all about criss-crossing laces and ballerina ties. You can see this shoe trend in Dior, Phillip Lim, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Donna Karan. This laces and ties shoes, add interesting details to heels or flats. And one shoe her for the perfect casual summer version is the Lacoste's ribbon tie shoes. But for heels, leather lacing is the best options.

Ankle Straps

This is the sky-high heel style that pop up often this 2009 with straps around the ankle. Gucco's amazing platform shoe with tripple angke strap is the epitome of the look. This shoe has the tendency to shorten the leg, and be careful to those girls who are tall. If you want to try this, stick to the super-high heel and it will balance out the look.

Featured Heels

In the previous season of shoe trends, it's all about the moves from stiletto to chunky heels to wedges and back again. And now, the current is entirely new. The heel is no longer just a structural support of the toe, but its feature. You can see featured heels on Christian Dior's carved tribal figures that makes for intriguing heel details. Alexander McQueen's heels get curly, March Jacobs' architectural, and Bottega Venetta's plaited in other prime examples.

images courtesy of fashionising

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