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More single parts set the whole thing – Segmented shoes

They are an hybrid between a proper shoe and a sandal, for some you can just say that “there is something missing”, but it is always on purpose.

My latest obsession are segmented shoes, a genious and fresh way to re-invent “winter” and classic shoes, such as ankle boots and Oxford shoes. Like some art works in Surrealism and Abstractism where you need to look at the whole thing to see the real image, this kind of shoes are made just by listings and outline, empty spaces wisely connected by straps, transparent plastic, vinyl or pvc…but still you can see their “original” shape, if you look at the whole shoe.

I like the idea, plus you can wear and show nice socks…just to add a trend to another (see The detail that makes the difference – Knee Socks).

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Topshop

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Topshop

Kenzo

Kenzo @solestruck.com

The Damned

The Damned @solestruck.com

Deandri

Deandri @solestruck.com

DbyD

D by D @solestruck.com

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Alexander Wang

cheap monday

Cheap Monday

& other stories

& Other Stories

& other stories

& Other Stories

& other stories

& Other Stories

COS

COS

By Anna D.

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Focus on hands for next Winter

I have the feeling that huge gloves will keep us warmer next winter.

It seems that Alexander Wang, Sibling and Altuzarra already thought about it, having in their mind almost the same solution. It may be a little bit impractical, but it gives the exact idea of warm and protection against the cold winter.

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By Anna D.

 

The detail that makes the difference – Knee socks

They give me the idea of High School and College uniform, I love them because, specially on women, they add a masculine touch to a girly outfit, or they can turn your look into a cheecky, charming or sexy side depending on the length.

My favourite: plain, pastels or “earthy” colours in wool or cotton, to wear with wedges or brogues, high waisted trousers or pencil skirts.

We can say that they are just socks, after all…a small detail “covered” by the shoes. But we love details and also a pair of socks can make the difference!

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Creatures Of Comfort

Creatures Of Comfort

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Ermanno Scervino

alexander wang

alexander wang

Alexander Wang

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A Détacher

assembly

Assembly

Calla

Calla

cheap monday

Cheap Monday

DVF

Diane Von Furstemberg

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Hache

holly fulton

Holly Fulton

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Kaelen

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Kinder Aggunini

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Nicholas K

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Rodarte

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Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi

By Anna D.

It’s Fashion Weeks time!

The key word to describe the New York Fashion Week FW13/14 is “variety”. Every designer shows his own personality and taste. Let’s take the most obvious example: Alexander Wang‘s collection is based on grey shades, fluffy and boiled wool, oversized and structured garments while, as his opposite, Jeremy Scott puts on the catwalk a urban style based on comics illustrations and 90’s neon graffiti, where bright colors and “Chewbacca” furry coats and onesies are the common theme.

I like this sharp gap between different designers and their style: it helps to have a more clear view of the possibilities that we have in creating our own style.

Much appreciated the Bohemian feeling given by Organic by John Parick and Creatures Of Comfort‘s collections, Rodarte‘s touch of rock and the minimal structured jackets and coats of Proenza Schouler.

Here the selection of our NYFW –  FW13/14’s favourites.

3.1 Philip Lim

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A Détacher

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Alexander Wang

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Assembly

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Band Of Outsiders

band of outsiders  band of outsiders  band of outsiders  band of outsiders

Creatures Of Comfort

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Derek Lam

derek lam  derek lam  derek lam  derek lam  derek lam  derek lam  derek lam  derek lam

Jeremy Laing

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Jeremy Scott

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Milly

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Organic by John Patrick

organic by john patrick  organic by john patrick  organic by john patrick  organic by john patrick

Proenza Schouler

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Rodarte

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By Anna D.

Our Favourite Upcoming Trends

Trends…trends…trends? I still don’t know how something can become a trend. Everytime this process happen I always ask to myself :”What sorcery is this!?”, how come that all of a sudden everyone is talking about it? Well, all I can say is that if you want to “discover” new trends you just need to have a look around you and follow your feelings.
The new Season is about to start and we think we may have guessed at least a couple of products that could be excellent candidates to be new hitting trends, or at least they are interesting enough to keep the attention on them for a long while.
Check it out and let us know what do you think!

 

Yves Saint Laurent. It is been already a cult classic for a while and this one seems another lucky season for the Arty gold-pleated ring of YSL. How to recognize a trend? When imitations of it are sold in the weekend’s markets…and some of them are really good though! (ssshh…Sunday Up Market)

Prada Women/Men. They may appear a little bit…clownish, but the new extravagant shoes of the Italian brand have something fascinating. Don’t like them? Let’s resume the conversation about it in three months!

Prada/Miu Miu patters. Who said that the 70’s and Glam Rock were gone? Colour block, geometric patters, “sparkling” colour combination. In the House of Prada they still love Willy Wonka too, and we are glad of it!

  

 Alexander Wang. Also Wang’s Rocco and Rickie Dumbo bowling studded bags have already been hitting the trends for a while and still, and more than ever, they are on top in the book of the most wanted.

Flatform shoes/Clogs. It is been a while since the so 90’s flatform and wedge shoes have been the most wanted shoes in the High Street after Prada launched their own version of wedge brouges for the SS 2011 collection, but for clogs it seems the beginning of a lucky season. Important note: clogs are more interesting with the rounded small studs around the sole! (From the left edge: classic creepers, House of Holland for Superga, Asos, Office shoes, F-Troupe, Swedish Has Beens, Funkis 991, Rieke Nen).

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere. “Egyptofunk” is the name of the collection. From the number of the photoshootings you can find in the next month’s magazines in which you can see the “Glitter Girl” top, you may have a more clear  idea of what and where this collection will may be in a couple of months. Check at the above-mentioned imitations. And what can I say? If we can have back the Glam Rock, a hint of glittery 80’s do not kill!

Topshop Unique. The military style is going to be pretty popular this winter and rumors say that Topshop Unique AW 2012 is the official author of this style: soldier oversized jackets, army boots, the inevitable cross patterns and a touch of 90’s. Get ready!

        

Pleated skirt. My advice? Keep an eye to the 3/4 lenght pleated skirt. This item is popping up on the High Street ever more often and seems to be well accepted. Let’s give it some time..it could be a nice surprise. The one from Zara is, at the moment, my favourite.

            
Pencil skirt. And then another skirt. According with the spreading 90’s wave, the pencil skirt is no longer the skirt for the “office uniform” only. The longer, the better, the black jersey pencil skirt from Topshop is currently the best choice..and this is the reason why I will have it very soon!

Hello September!!

By Anna D.