Spring – Summer 2022 Footwear Trends10.11.2021
Fashion is back in motion, with extravagant high heels, platforms that are large and lots of sparkle. This fashion month saw a lot of glamour, dress-up and bold statements. Nowhere was this more evident than in the shoe department. Here, platforms were dangerously high and embellishments louder.
Jonathan Anderson (Loewe) made probably the most significant footwear statement of the season with his spring 2022 sandal designs that look like candles, lilac soap bar bottles, nail polish bottles, cracked eggs, and even candle-shaped heels.
The idea was to replace traditional heels by “ready-made objects” and suggest “fragility, spontaneity”. It was surreal at its best and provided the sort of humor and visual stimulation that we all crave after a dull year.
Givenchy’s new footwear collection was another example of a brand that set the standard. Matthew Williams presented Givenchy’s first live show. He showcased a collection that has high sell-out potential. His take on the clogs was updated with a chunkier silhouette and a circular graphic heel. Fashion insiders gave the thigh-high boots, which were available in a variety of colours, including lilac suede, bright red, and black, a big thumbs-up. They also featured the same utilitarian, cloglike soles. They could be the next Bottega Lug boot.
Valentino also had plenty to offer. They offered new takes on Rockstud in the form of lace-up sandals that were inspired by Rome with one large stud embellishment.
Dior’s spring collection was all about ballerinas. They were enhanced with logo silver plate embellishments and plexi heels. Strass embroideries were also featured. Bright, 60s-inspired, neoprene fabric booties were also a popular choice. The brand’s new-season knee boots will be a big hit with its 60s-inspired A-line minis, which are adorned with glossy leathers, pop colors and a vintage logo called ‘CD’.
Our favourite shoe designers didn’t disappoint either. After several seasons of toning down, everyone is ready to ditch the slippers and show off their most extravagant, extravagant party shoes yet. Paris Texas For One is going all out in zebra-print wedges and neon orange wedges. This shape will be huge next summer.
“We were inspired by the party lifestyle. People celebrating, going out with their friends, and having fun was the ideal. Our new collection is feminine, sexy and party-inspired.” Anna-Maria Brivio is the brand’s co-founder.
Brand-of-the-moment Mach & Mach is updating their bow-adorned fans in every colour of the rainbow, and adding new styles such as plexi sandals with floral embellishments or pearl-encrusted pumps.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley was full of positive vibes when she designed her third shoe collection for Gia Borghini. It is already one of her most successful. Soft pastel colors and simple silhouettes are the hallmark of the new spring collection, including lace-up sandals with curved kitten heels made from jade or quartz crystals.
Gia will be the label to watch as it prepares for the release of Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s new collaboration. Teisbaek will add her elegant touch to the collection by adding padded mules and elegant flat boots to it. All designed for busy women who need smart solutions.
It looks like everyone will have a great season with Givenchy’s clogs, Miu Miu’s eagerly awaited sneaker collaboration and the multitude of fantasy heels Loewe has in-store.