In the coming warm season, women footwear will become particularly colorful. Despite this, in 2017 spring-summer season designers have opted for shoes with laconic shapes and refused complicated constructions in the shape of sculptural heels and abundant decorative elements.
It is difficult to name certain leaders among the trends and styles, although designers have preferred shoe designs whom have paid a more special attention, namely to shoes with sharp toe.
This spring, shoes sharp toe are present in many variations: from classical stiletto shoes with heels, to male designs with flat soles. Saint Laurent and Nina Ricci showed classic shoes with high heels, decorated with a strap around the ankle, which sets the foot. Such a strap lets you feel comfortable even in the presence of a high heel.
Jacquemus and Marni decided to ease the life of fashionistas, featuring classic shoe models with sharp toe and stable heel. The minimalist design will bring the shoes a conservative touch that will be just perfect for everyday office wardrobe
Those who appreciate maximum comfort surely will appreciate the loafers and brogues with sharp toe, as well as patterns with flat soles. Incredibly comfortable and practical, these options look as stylish as their taller “brothers” but at the same time allow having a fairly active lifestyle.
Another famous detail of the fashion shoes for spring-summer 2017 is the stable heel. It’s not appropriate to mention its advantages: they are known to those who at least once wore such shoes. Stable heels are presented both with very high heels, and with medium heel. At Dolce & Gabbana, it is square with a beautiful setting, at Mulberry it has a curved shape, while at House of Holland, the heel is made in the same color as the shoes.
The shoes with high heels and massive and thick sole couldn’t miss the fashion shows. Such designs does not only visually add few inches in height, but also make you more supple, while standing firmly on the feet with maximum comfort.
This spring, classic stiletto shoes are going through a renaissance. Designers are experimenting with heel shape, playing with the combination of materials, move the focus to the ankle with a strap giving stiletto shoes a completely new look.
So, regardless the current trends, classic stiletto shoes with sharp toe and stiletto heel were included in many collections for spring-summer 2017. One thing is the color, which became more intense and the setting more visible.
For admirers of classical style, which for some reason do not like the stiletto heel designers prepared an appropriate alternative. Thus, Haider Ackermann and Christian Dior had shown classic shoes with flat soles and kitten heels. These shoes look as feminine and elegant as those with tall heel.
Platforms and Wedges
If you are not pleased with the stiletto heel, you should not choose pumps or other patterns on flat soles. Prada, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors and Miu Miu fashion presented shoes with high wedges and stable platform.
Thom Browne and Miu Miu gave a touch of originality to platforms featuring massive architectural platform shoes. The result is very unusual and very stylish.
Thus, Gucci and Erdem have created shoes with flat or almost flat platforms, the so-called flatform. Their designs are made with traditional Japanese elements that have become the main focus in fashion presentations.
Male Style Shoes
Women shoes in male-style are not new in the world of high fashion. Loafers with sharp toe with characteristic visor and practical oxfords are still in fashion trends list, but interest in them has grown even more. In spring-summer season 2017masculinity is replaced by femininity, therefore, even the most “hard” brogues are recommended to be worn not with pantsuits, but with feminine blouses and soft dresses.
Loafers and oxford shoes have become more feminine and more perfect. Instead of harsh black leather, designers used metallic and expensive reptile skin, have experienced with the shape of the toe, completing loafers with the sharp toe, with a smooth strap and fringes actual this season.
An indispensable element of a successful retro look is appropriate footwear. This year, designers decided to focus on medium heel and rounded tip, completing shoe designs in retro style with thin straps and playful laces.
Retro-style shoes can be found in the collections of Dries van Noten, Erdem, Chanel, Celine, Stella McCartney, Givenchy.
Fashion Materials and Colors
Besides the classic leather can also be found patent leather shoes, velvet, textile and leather designs that mimic the skin of reptiles.
Many designers actively use materials with metallic effect. For example, Trussardi created a full line of metal loafers: from gold and silver patterns, to options with holographic effect.
Balmain, Prabal Gurung and Simone Rocha actively used plastic. While fully transparent patterns are not so current, fashionable being shoes made of multiple materials simultaneously: plastic, leather, wood and textiles.
As for colors, the spring-summer 2017 season, on par with bright shades is the achromatic range, a bit unexpected for the warm period. Also, designers have paid particular attention to floral print and Vichy plaid.
Fashion Setting and Shapes
It’s time to forget the architectural heels, complicated constructions and abundant setting. Only some shoes patterns were decorated with metal details, beads and stones.
As regards the heel shape, here designers have opted for simplicity and brevity. Unlike previous seasons, this year, only certain brands have introduced shoes with unusual shape of the heel.
Overall, shoes became simpler. Despite this, the 2017 spring-summer season looks really fashionable, remaining at the same time very comfortable.