Monday, 13 May 2013

BOOTY CALL: fashion's love affair with the boot


If the land of footwear was broadway, I can safely say boots have played centre stage for multiple runs now. They have waltzed and sashayed their way down many a catwalk, and into the hearts of fashion's most savviest insiders. First it was ACNE's cult PISTOL boot that commanded our notoriously flippant attentions. Black, ankle length with three inch cuban heel- both practical and gorgeous? Cor these boots are undeniably made for walkin'. Metaphorically speaking, Pistol fever became even more rabidly contagious than its ACNE counterpart. With a hint of nostalgia, e-tailer mywardrobe.com reflected that "customers who call trying to buy a pair sound quite desperate. One refused to get off the phone until we could confirm there was a pair on the way to her". Oh, the thrill of the chase!

Next season courtesy of Lagerfeld et al, boots are going THIGH-HIGH, toe-peeping and just a little bit LACY. Chanel's Couture collection paid homage to the spellbinding verse of a midsummer night's dream. But, as is the Lagerfeld way, this enchanting fairy realm was not left to stew... but uniquely revived by the gothic. "A stunning juxtaposition of the sinister and the fantastical". Most importantly, for you boot enthusiasts- every one of the looks were styled with so-called LEGGING BOOTS- there really is no attractive way to describe them. This was a trend that could be seen as prolifically during the Celine show. However Phoebe Philo, known for her unparalleled modernity, presented a more neutral affair. Matt-black, navy and mustard-seeded buttery leathers framed this unique legging shape and off-set the brighter hues and felt textures within her collection. Philo also dabbled with the mid-way-calf boots, a look that was spotted at Prada and Stella McCartney. So, say adios to those treasured ankle boots, and embrace the mid-ways.


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