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Marios Schwab

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Pringle of Scotland

Stella McCartney Fashion Trends Evolved cons Trend forecasting agency Stylesight illustrates the top A/W footwear trends for women

The Single Sole Pointed toe single soled pumps are Key. Slim and soft point lasts. Kitten heels make a comeback. Cap toe details and loafer design elements emphasise a Retro feel. Luxe craftsmanship, brocade uppers and cascading satin bows at the counter. New advanced metallics update the classic last.

Ankle Décor Ankle straps are the new key design element. Wide suede straps stand out. Long, gold-edged satin ribbons wrap in layers with tassel stoppers. Buckles in metallic finishes; criss cross patterns look new. Thin and refined straps are complemented with heel loops for support.

The Mary Jane Mary Jane’s set to be big with a contemporary construction and material updates. High hidden platforms and square toe lasts on a chunky heel is the new “it” silhouette. Single or double instep straps. Rich satins, velvets and hair-calf are in vogue. Flared or hourglass heels, pointed toe constructions, color-blocking, embroideries, buttons and jewels that add interest are all part of this trend.

Straps Galore Pump silhouettes get instep adornments with multiple straps. Eyelets and woven nylon “laces” show an athletic influence. Criss cross and ankle wraps resemble authentic ballet slipper details while micro straps create a corset-like effect. Asymmetric patterns create dimension with laser-cut techniques.

“T” Time T-strap pumps get modern last updates. Platform constructions create edgy silhouettes with pointed or round toe lasts. Heels range from stilettos to round chunky. Novelty heels as an update. New hardware such as metallic post closures and pointed stoppers are introduced. Layered ankle straps and high counters offer a new interpretation.

New Platforms Platforms evolve with new molds; we will see thick rubber platform-outsole combinations on pointed toe constructions. Experimental finishes combine metallic plating and stained glass-like techniques. Hidden platforms on round and almond toe constructions will be big. Novelty heels are Key.

Vampy Pumps Pumps evolve with a new high vamp look. Instep patterns rise to create a new silhouette. Single sole and hidden platform constructions, plus chunky and novelty heels as an update are set to be popular. Materials range from soft nappa to polished calf and crocodile skins. Metallic plating and piping details create a contemporary look.


Lady Loafers The heeled loafer gets a refreshing last and pattern updates ready for A/W13. Pointed toe lasts atop creeper sole platforms look newest. Retro influences offer thick wooden soles, square toe constructions and high-tongued insteps. Smoking slipper vamp patterns in slip-on silhouettes and ankle strap d'Orsays.

Evening Sandals Strappy sandals are key evening items, with single sole constructions and stiletto heels. Materials range from fluorescent patent to velvet, satin, grosgrain and exotic skins. We will also see ghillie lacing and ghillie-inspired uppers, buckle closures and rhinestone embellishments.

New Classic Hybrids Hybrids show material and detail evolutions with open and closed toe constructions. The pointed single sole emerges as an update. Heels range from stilettos to chunky block heels. Lace-up details on ankle boot and sandal-like upper patterns will also be big. Woven materials with Velcro strap closures.

Winter Wedges Wedges get refreshed with sleek construction updates. Closed toe constructions are Key. Mary Jane uppers atop modular wedges and the revived flatform; high instep shooties meanwhile, become an alternative to the ankle boot. Lace-up patterns in burnished calf or printed suede. Tassel and folded collar details at the ankle.

The Shootie The shootie sees a revival with fresh lasts. Mid-height vamps feature lace-up and buckled instep details. Kilties give a nod to menswear inspirations. Hand painted heels and leathers resemble tortoise prints. “Cropped” vamps with ankle strap details. Single sole and platform constructions together with textured materials are Key.

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