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FOOTWEAR TRENDS FOR 09 - PART 1

This season has had plenty of trend setting catwalks to take inspiration from, for what's to be the inevitable key footwear trends for S/S. Here are our favourite ranked top 5:

Wedges: Every year for S/S wedged heels appear on the catwalks so they are guaranteed as a quick fashion fix footwear style, being key season after season. This year we saw many unique, funky designs; sculptured at Armani and split at D&G as well as many with cut-out detailing. Search our collection: Dusky Pink Multi-Strap Wedge Sandals, Black/White/Dusky Lilac T-Bar Wedge Sandals.

Exotic Reptile Prints: We told you they'd be big news! Still going strong are the various reptile prints, shown in bright, highlighter shades by the likes of Matthew Williamson and DKNY and in a glowing sheen by Galliano. Search our collection: Fuchsia Patent Croc Effect Peep Toe Heel Inspired by Vivienne Westwood, Puple Patent Croc Effect Platforms.

PVC & Perspex: Remember those jelly shoes from when you were like, 6 years old? Well their back! Plastic footwear flooded the catwalks as seen by Giles and Sonia Rykiel with clear or one tone designs for straps, heels and soles. Search our collection: Patent Royal Blue Metallic Contrast Platforms.

Tribal: The tribal trend influenced many designers this season, with the colour red being most prominent on the catwalks for footwear. Expect to see textured and tones mixed together a la Louis Vuitton. Search our collection: Multi-Colour Leather Effect Gladiator Style Sandals, Black Multi-Shimmer Embellished Flip-Flops, Black Embellished Flip-Flops, Velour Style Embellished Indian Shoes.

Keyhole: Cut-out peep toe heels were prominent on the Halston, Alessandro Dell-Acqua and Veronique Leroy runways. Peep toe shoes have rapidly become a footwear favourite over the recent years and are perfect for this time of the year! Search our collection: Grey Suede and Sequin Style Silver Heel Peep Toe, Black Satin Effect and Bow Detail Peep Toe Heel, Beige Shimmer Canvas Peep Toe Platform, Black Patent Peep Toe Wooden Platform, Grey Satin Effect Glitter Peep Toe Heel, Purple Patent and Suede Style Peep Toe Stiletto Brogues.

Read the remaining five styles in our next blog!


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