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NYFW SS12 footwear trends – What comes next for Fall?

With New York Fashion Week about to kick off the global show season, there is always speculation splintered across the myriad of fashion sites predicting the major trends they think will dominate the catwalks. It’s a fun office game. For fashion afficianados it can be likened to a footballer enjoying a game more after he’s put a bet down on who he/she thinks will win. This is our chance to feel a similar buzz.

So in that vein, we decided to take a look back at the Spring Summer 12 trends that populated the runways – and our shoedrobes – and take a punt on which ones we think will stay, which ones will go, and what colours we will see them in.

Images via Ladylux

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgThe Trend: Heels came down from their towering heights to a more, dare I say it, walkable level but where it lacked in height it made up for in style. Strappy sandals were given an update with laces and cut-outs.
Our Verdict: This trend is here to stay. Let’s face it, the lower heels are so much easier to wear and while we will always love platforms, it’s never chic when you’re tumbling over from ridiculous skyscraper heights.

The Trend: Pumps were also taken down a notch with thinner, sleeker heels, exaggerated pointed toes and cut outs for detail.

Our Verdict: Marc Jacobs brought back the pointy-toed mule for his SS12 show featuring ethereal creatures on a carousel. So that means this trend will definitely be moving forward into Fall 2012. Because let’s face it, anything Marc does is almost bibilical in fashion terms.

The Trend: Wedges were popular on the runways with the heeled versions replaced by the `flatform’ styles and cut-out wedge heels.

fweek_29_1Our Verdict: Wedges will continue purely for their comfort and fashionability combo that cannot be denied, but they won’t be as popular as they were last season. The raffia styles that we saw on the Burberry runway will continue to be popular among shoe lovers, but not sure it will take off as a mainstream trend. And as for the flatform, this is one that is certain to die. It doesn’t look flattering on anyone but a model with ridiculously long legs that can pull it off. On anyone else, it’s just plain daggy and dowdy.

For more detail on the NYFW SS12 trends, visit Ladylux.com

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