Top Shoe Looks from New York Fashion Week
From tall, Victorian boots to extra thick lug soles, the only thing this season's runway shoes had in common was their extraordinary distinctiveness.
Alexander Wang had the most-grammed shoes for sure, a fact that was underlined when Rihanna stepped out in a rust-colored pair of boots only days after the designer's show. Wang's full-fledged blackout, meant that it all came down to the details, and his chunky serrated soles with metallic hook lacing did not disappoint.
Michael Kors also opted for a masculine approach. His flat monk-strap shoes toughened up a collection of sweater dresses and intricately embellished skirts. The hemlines of both pants and skirts crept higher revealing more to love in this boyish style, which looks to be the new brogue for fall '15.
Over at 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer celebrated his 10th anniversary with sinewy strapping. Lim transformed mule wedges ( a tricky prospect at that), weaving black laces up the foot and double-wrapped at the ankle for a stunning effect.
The mule also proved successful at Proenza Schouler, where designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez tied their soft gray slip-ons up with oversized bows. Open-loop fishnets were the perfect contrast and put the finishing touches on this ladylike remix.
Rag & Bone also unveiled a demure new design in the form of a Mary-Jane. Set in black and white criss-cross pattern and featuring a petite heel and thin ankle strap with round buckle, there is no doubt these will be much-loved for fall.
Taking unique to another level, Altuzarra reached new heights with knee-high boots in leather and lace that tied like a corset all the way up. There is no risk of blending in with this style, which was finished off with a pointy cap toe and silver studs.