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Footwear trends 2012-2013

Nothing makes female legs so seductive, as elegant shoes. They make wonders, finishing an image and arresting the admired man’s sights. But women have different tastes: there are fans of extraordinary footwear, as well as man’s style shoes and extravagant models on intricate platform sole.

What shoes do fashion designers offer to our choice in a new season of fall-winter 2012?

What shoes should be worn and what to put on the top shelf of a shoe case? 

Latest shoes 2012-2013 fashionable tendencies of season fall-winter.

Passion, feminists, confidence and luxury became the motto of fashion 2013. Elegant sharp toes, high heels, classical «pumps» and thongs – that’s the way most actual models of shoes look. Heels maybe of different form, but nevertheless the most popular one is favorite by many girls «spike heel».

Hyden Yoo, Jean Paul Gaultier


Lanvin, Nina Ricci

Derek Lam

The forgotten classics has come back as well, let’s meet up “liqueur glass” heel. The wide stable heel also is actual: such models can be observed in collections of Chanel, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, and Phillip Lim. Convenience and comfort are not less important in a shoe fashion.


Balenciaga, Anna Sui

Christian Dior, Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang, DKNY

Designers have given a lot of attention to fasteners. A variety of versions is simply amazing, for example a T-shaped fastener (zipper) in the field of an anklebone, the crosspiece on the instep, twisting ankle wide tape, and crossed thongs! But admiring is not the only destination of every possible fasteners, besides with the help of them shoes are perfectly fixed on a foot.

Christian Dior

Diesel Black Gold, Jaen Paul Gaultier

Derek Lam

There is a new trend in a season 2012-2013 – man’s style. In oxford-shoes and loafers thin female ankle will look even more elegant. Besides footwear on a flat sole with a stable square heel are universal and comfortable. «Man-like» footwear can be seen on catwalks of Miu Miu, Tods, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giorgio Armani, Derek Lam, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Derek Lam, Giorgio Armani

Jean Paul Gaultier

Miu Miu

Fashionable shoes from fabric are in a fashion as well. The textiles give unlimited possibilities for a cut, therefore there are a lot of models with pin-tucks, folds and tucks in area toe. Unfortunately, shoes from textiles are madly beautiful, but impractical. They are pertinent only on solemn events. Therefore fashion designers have tried to decorate them to the maximum: palettes, nets, rhinestones, embroideries, laces, buckles and thongs supplement models of Marchesa, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Isabel Marant, Miguel Vieira.

Dolce & Gabbana

Viktor & Rolf, Valentino

Yves Saint Laurent

There is one more magic but impractical material in a fashion of 2013 – suede. But the artificial leather with a stamping «like crocodile leather» is most actual. Interesting accent – pictures or punching on leather, which are put with a help of the laser. As to experiments with leather, a vivid example undoubtedly has become shoes from collection of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton


As to color palette in a new season fashion designers have decided not to stop on banal colors. There are both neutral tones and bright shades in the collections. Interesting detail – openwork socks which look like a supplement to shoes and make them look more elegant. Besides during the cold period it is necessary not to forget about such derivatives of female footwear, as ankle boots, peeps, and shoes with open heel. Keep on experimenting with footwear! 

Shoes, ankle boots, and peeps – photos from Fall-Winter collection of 2012-2013

Vivienne Westwood

Michael Kors

Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors

Louis Vuitton, Gucci

Vera Wang

Louis Vuitton, Gucci

Jean Paul Gaultier


Сhristopher Кane, Derek Lam

Christopher Kane

Сalvin Klein, Alexander Wang

Burberry Prorsum

Donna Karan

Nina Ricci, Valentino

Billy Reid, Lacoste


Chloe, Anna Sui


Yana Fomina for Gorod Mod Magazine

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