Okay, thigh high is almost an understatement here. These are basically pants (albeit ones that require a nice dress and in spite of what some forgetful starlets think, a pair of panties!). Leave it to Maison Martin Margiela to have us questioning whether shoes are pants or pants are shoes.
Aperlai always has a masterful way of catching the attention of both Shoe Snobs and celebs alike with distinct designs you can’t find anywhere else. The Parisian brand’s most recent conquest is none other than Katy Perry, who wore designer Alessandra Lanvin’s pink Geisha Doll pumps to her new album’s release party.
Okay, we’re not even halfway through the decade, so there are certainly more trends to come! But we already spotted quite a few, ranging from vampy cutout shoes to simple ballet flats. It seems that we’ve finally learned to mix style and comfort. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you like a bird’s eye view atop skyscraper heels or prefer to stay grounded.
This is the most exquisite line of shoes I’ve seen in a long time. Maison des Talons designer Susanne Villiger’s awe-inspiring accents are like nothing you’ve seen before. I borrowed the Swarovski-encrusted Les Tinettes for Fashion Week (the only time I’m grateful to be a runway sample size 10!) and wore them to the Socialyte Blogger Awards.
Sometimes great designers do terrible things, and all you can do is stand back in shock and awe. After all, when the inspiration for shoes is a cartoon character or a clown, you know it’s not going to turn out too well. Wanting attention is one thing – getting ridicule is another. Which of these circus acts needs to be booed off the stage the fastest?