Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trends
Going on presenting the spring/ summer 2014 fashion trends, we reach to one of our most favorite parts that is to introducing the hottest spring/ summer 2014 shoe trends. Like all the others, these trends also proved to be super diverse and multi-colored, encompassing exemplars from all the times and styles. Thus, here we have the most popular and frequently observed options taken from the fashion shows of the popular fashion houses. Generally, the drive for the classic looks is quite noticeable, expressed with delicate classy shapes, and some spectacular approach towards the designs, inclined more to the so-called architectural forms with distinctly shaped details. Discover the most fashionable shoes of spring/summer 2014 and start your hunt for the most statement-making pairs!
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #1: Luxurious and Shiny Shoes
This is the very trend we observed quite frequently during the shows. The essence of this trend lies in the silver and golden shine of the texture the shoes are designed with. This is expressed not only with the textures but with the additional elements, too. Also, we could see some more extended versions of shiny shoes, put as iridescent ones and the combinations of the latter with the transparencies. This was the pick of Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Kane, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Acne, and Yves Saint Laurent. In case of Dolce & Gabbana shoes we also saw huge proportions of golden elements, design patterns, and jewels.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #2: Fantasy of Colors and Prints
Colorful and printed shoes are the following eye-catching drive for the coming season, being one of the most pleasant and energizing options. The romantic looks they are meant to create are simply irreplaceable for the cute looks you would like to have. Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Reed Krakoff, Roland Mouret, Alberta Ferretti, Emanuel Ungaro, Moschino, and Christian Dior present some of the best examples of this trend. The colorfulness they suggest includes coral, oceanic blue, classic red, yellow, sweet pink, as well as patterned options like checks made of black and white, and dots of black and blue. Reptile skin hints are also in the list, presented with the green and blue options by Angelo Marani.
Continuing the array of animal prints, we can’t but also note the leopard prints for the toes and the heels. Some examples of these two may be found during the fashion shows of Jean Paul Gaultier, and Junya Watanabe. Roksanda Ilincic and Viktor Rolf also come up with some interesting cool and soothing color tones, whereas Prada suggests some alternatives for those giving preference to the sporty and stylish mixes.
Another super amazing drive seen recently offers the comfiest option possible; that is wearing the stylish heels with warm socks!
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #3: A Bit of Manly for the Total Charm
One of the most incredible and absolutely effective shoe trends this time is created with the looks carrying that awesome manly inspiration for creating and accentuating the womanly charm and allure even more. For some of the looks, this is not really noticeable, with the cute feminine and girly details prevailing in the looks. This is true about the looks of Andrea Incontri and Simone Rocha. The hit of these options were the ties and bows made of very delicate and cool fabrics.
On the other hand we have the explicitly masculine inspirations for such footwear options as the ones suggested by Philip Lim, Barbara Bui, and Lanvin. The material diversity used for this type of options includes variants from plastics to wood details. The color palette is again diverse and catchy, too.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #4: Pointed Toe Shoes
Another alternative observed during these shows were the pointy details, accentuating the cool look and making a real mini-revolution in the world of fashion, presenting some super creative shapes and representations. The most effective exemplars were the ones by Saint Laurent, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Мulberry, Narciso Rodriguez and others.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #5: Stiletto Shoes
The following never-fading and ethereal trend is the charming and classy stiletto options, having all the traditional and classy shapes this type of shoes usually have. They carry the color tones and the general designs we are used to seeing these shoes with. Still, the little diversity of the looks includes the heels and the flat variants. For some examples you may looks through the options of Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Moschino.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #6: Chunky Heels
This is probably one of the most favorite options of many girly fashionisers. As we’ve seen during the fashion shows, this is also a very popular trend for the coming season. The chunky design goes not only for the heels, but for the platforms, too. The best examples of this trend can be found with the runway shows of Miu Miu, Acne, Céline and Alexander Wang. Chloé, Dries Van Noten, Marni, Rag & Bone present some very spectacular examples of the platform sandals, being ultra-comfy options for summer.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #7: Extraordinary Heels
Another fresh and ultra-catchy theme for the coming trend is expressed with the all-time most creative and extraordinary shapes of the heels, reflecting the creativity of the designer like nothing else. Some very good examples of these unique looks may be found with the shows of Alexander McQueen, Celine and Dolce & Gabbana.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #8: Cool Straps and Folds
The next interesting way of creating some unique and classy shoes is doing it with the help of the multiple and nicely laid and folded straps, mainly used for designing the open toe and heeled sandal variants. The exemplars are Roberto Cavalli, Versace and Calvin Klein.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #9: Nice Design of Straps
Versace, Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam, Rag & Bone, Sophie Theallet, Marchesa, and Jean Paul Gaultier present the next unique and absolutely stunning trend being the crazy designs of the straps, whereas despite their extraordinary and cool looks, their functionality is by no means compulsory.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #10: Extraordinary Wedges
Coming to more summer inspired and open variants, we can also mention the cool and creative variants that the wedges seen during the shows had. Nina Ricci and Dolce & Gabbana present the most feminine and sweet silhouettes.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #11: Stylish Sandals
The following interesting trend we observed during the shows represents the cute and comfy sandals carrying the most diverse and striking designs possible. From ancient Greek to wild and free styles, all the themes are included in the array of the flabbergasting options presented by Valentino, Donna Karan, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #12: Those Bows
Going deeper into the details, we can also sort out the footwear according to the elements they carry. In this respect, we can note the flabbergasting variants of Saint Laurent, Moschino, Iwren Scott, and Lanvin. The locations of these bows are just as diverse as the colors. They are placed on the front and on the straps, while the colors include red, blue, black and cream tones.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #13: Knee High Boots
Despite the fact that the first thing we imagine when hearing boots is winter, they prove to be quite a great and creative solution for summer, too. The open design they have been adorned with contributes to their becoming an irreplaceable variant for summer, too. The diversity includes the options of Nicholas K, Derek Lam, Roberto Cavalli, DKNY, and Giorgio Armani. Thakoon, Gareth Pugh, Nicholas K, Miu Miu, and Vivienne Westwood have gone ever further presenting the classic and closed shapes of the boots without cuts and openings.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #14: Ankle Boots
The next catchy look that was peculiar to the boots seen this season represents the ankle boots, appearing in the most diverse and classy shapes and inspirations possible, from cowboy to punk. Alexis Mabille, A.F. Vandevorst, Francesco Scognamiglio, Marc Jacobs, Junya Watanabe are among the best looks.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #15: Open Toe Plus Boots
This is the following uber-impressive design peculiar to the looks of the coming season. The color palette includes the most diverse silhouettes possible, while the designs and the patterns do not lack in creativity, either. For the best examples you may look through the fashion shows of Gareth Pugh, Tess Giberson, Thakoon, Cedric Charlier, and Rebecca Minkoff.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Shoe Trend #16: Curious Textures and Prints
Finally, here comes the last shoe trend we would like to introduce, which is the combination of textures and prints with the classy silhouettes, introduced with the most diverse and stunning shapes possible. From leather to velvet and knitted materials, and from animal prints to floral designs, all can be found with these pieces. Miu Miu, Chanel, Balmain and Thakoon can serve as the best source of inspiration to this end!
Here were the main and generally most eye-catching spring/ summer 2014 shoe trends we sorted out for the new bright season that we would like to introduce to your attention. It’s high time to start a new shopping session to obtain a few more killer pairs!
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