Shoes have been known to “tie an outfit together,” but lately we have been seeing more and more “statement shoes” on the market. Shoes now don’t just complete the outfit they make the outfit.
Lately, people have been letting their shoes do the talking. We’re seeing more and more women start from the bottom up; focusing on finding the perfect shoe to stand out and be the focal point of their look, then planning their outfits to compliment their footwear.
Stilettos are all well and good but there has been a shift from those classic styles we have seen for years to shoes with unique shapes, stand-out prints, and architectural heels/wedges. Consumers are looking for something different and unique when it comes to footwear. The crazier, the better.
British Designer, Atlanta Weller, does not mind the shift to more unique shoe designs; known for her wacky, equestrian style wedges, and tribal-esque aesthetic. “It’s a real pleasure to design pieces like that,” says Weller. “I love that in a difficult economy, people still buy into it. They want something that’s new and unique and they’re prepared to invest in it.” (WWD)
Photos: John Aquino fro WWD