Sunday, May 23, 2010

Shoe Fix | Put you best foot forward

Step into the limelight with these fierce shoes for fall/winter 2010.
Dare to be different, it’s time those pins are made the star of the show!

I just have to say that what a dangerous year 2010 has been! Any one who lives and breathes fashion will know what I mean, with so many spectacular collections this season; no one is able to escape the fatal shopping dangers.

I believe we have all experienced at one time or another the seduction of a store housing anything from the popular to the cult and obscure labels, the minute you set foot in there, the beauty engulfs and traps you, and soon, you lose track of time, and all you see is that dress, bag or pair of shoes beckoning at you to “OWN ME”!

Guilty as charged. Soon, we will welcome the new season and with that comes more temptations. But we will continue to live as dangerously as tight-rope walking in the infamous Alexander Mcqueen armadillo shoes? Tis the season for ultimate decadence… The starters for fall 2010 to whet your appetite:

Wing-embroidered platform sandal
In my opinion, the fashion king’s last works are his best. This collection was inspired by the art of the Dark Ages, but finding light and beauty in it, as his usual theme of contrasts. These shoes are truly works of art.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Shoes Fall 2010

Love these so much and was at the same time inspired by Veliani’s self-made melting specs which her friend made for her to give out during the Parco next Next launch.

So when I couldn’t get my hands on these, I attempted to add some details to my own patent peep toes by squatting in the bathroom for almost an hour, dripping wax on them. And in fact they didn’t turn out too badly. But the wax just couldn’t stay on. Guess I’ll have to drop by Art Friend to get special wax and sculpting material and when I have the time… I’m going to create my very own masterpiece!

Veliani! If you’re reading this, hook me up with your friend, wouldn’t mind paying her to customize my shoes for me!

They glow too… Another design from the same collection
DSquared F/W Skeletal Heels

Absolutely fell in love when these came down the runway. The perfect marriage between grit and glamour…

Balenciaga Shoes Fall 2010

“Cosmonauts and seventies Formica, packaging and food boxes, synthetic foam and plywood, and a kind of rigidity” That was the inspiration behind the Fall 2010 Balenciaga Shoes, said designer Nicolas Ghesquière. Love the geometric shapes and colour blocking, the colours just look so good together! Definitely something I’d try out.

Don’t Miss these

Spring/Summer may be coming to an end soon, but that doesn’t mean we should leave these gorgeous babies out of our list of cooler than thou footwear. Details, details, details! Keep a lookout for these finishing touches that take fab shoes to a whole new level.

These may seem kinda regular from afar, but wait, crystal studded bullets tucked in the ankle strap! Indeed shoes to dies for…

Giuseppe Zanotti Skull Boots

It’s the ripped effect and loose threads that reinvent this skull motif. In fact the details are so fine that the whole skull look like embroidery done with crystal thread!

These are my favourites from the collection which included other pieces that leaned more towards the tribal and colours inspiration for this collection. I think what sets these apart are also the clever detailing and textures. The wedge this time looks more like a cross between a wedge and a platform heel. The arch at the base flatters the foot and gives the illusion of slimmer ankles the way well designed platform heels would, while the irregular outlines in striking colours adds to the streamlined effect and gives it the Pop Art touch.

Nicholas Kirkwood For Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 Shoes

So Far, Rodarte + Nicholas Kirkwood have proved to be a winning formula, producing collection after collection of fabulously unique pieces that make you sit up and stare in awe. From the stiletto heel made up of metal bolts to the ultra reflective, crystal-like-cut platform to the colour, texture and cut-out details of the contrasting tribal inspired leather vamp, this one takes the trophy. It is nothing less than a terribly fierce shoe, a product of pure shoe design genius.

Rusty Footwear Chain Shoes Win Shoemania Competition

Though this piece was created and won the Shoemania Competition last year, it is still a piece that I wanted to feature. What a distinctive work of art oozing high-octane drama.

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