By Nahla Watfa
Whether you’re a lover or a fighter, it’s all about the confident, sexy, and strong Renaissance woman this season. Gladiators are becoming more glamorous than casual, conquering the arena as the showstoppers of 2015, as shown by Dsquared2 and Stella McCartney. Following are mules and flatforms, with emphasis on the ankles, fringes, leathers, and feathers showcased by Oscar de La Renta. Reptile, paint, and floral prints are details used for texture, and added metal hardware on boots are giving a cowboy presence this season.
Ethos Of Mystique
Gladiators serve as a designer’s muse. From the unusual fabrics to the buckles, zippers and prints, imaginations continue to soar on the runway.
The Hybrid Mule
Refreshed and altered with whimsy, hardware, and laces, the mule is anything but boring!
Lucite heels are featured heavily this season and the material sculpturally pops up in unexpected ways.
Whether it’s a bow in the front or a tie in the back, sculptural, lavish or soft bows are everywhere!
From prints to embroidery, the floral touch reminds us that spring and summer are finally here!
Spaced Out Flatforms
90s refreshed soles get the height without discomfort as subtle sneaker elements are added.
Flirty Fringe & Feathers
Fringes are edged out with beaded details and hardware; feathers add a sexy flirty feminine touch.
On high and low heels, trendsetters are sacrificing comfort for the added interest and edge.
The new weave has everyone excited, adding playfulness, texture and diverse designs.
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