Mpdclick’s monthly retail trend overviews provide the latest product trends emerging from the world’s leading markets. This month the forecaster takes a look at ‘cutaway’ footwear.
Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.
Focusing on footwear retail trends from London, Los Angeles, Miami & New York, this month’s report covers target markets of all types to ensure fashion professionals have the broadest outlook of the global retail sector.
In the northern hemisphere we are seeing the emergence of ‘Cutaway Footwear’ as a must have accessory to add to consumers’ wardrobes for the coming summer season. This trend is everywhere on the high street, with key retailers showing their individual interpretations!
‘Urban Outfitters’ used perforated leather and lattice uppers, while ‘Office’ had woven styles. Be sure to use clean, block colours, broderie anglaise effects and peep toe heels for commercial viability and appeal.
Cutaway Footwear for tweens has a summery theme; use metallic colours on casual silhouettes to make this key summer trend vibrant and fun.