Last year Jay-Z described himself as “So dope, like Louboutins with the red bottoms. You gotta have em, you’re glad you got ’em.” True, 2009 was they year of the red sole. This year, however, the biggest trend in designer footwear is not so much the color of the heel, but more the shape.
Although spring has only just sprung, every real fashionista has already got her eye on fall fashion. Here is your formal introduction to the trends that will be taking hold of the most fashionable heels. Stash your classic six inch Louboutin shoe and prepare to take a fabulously precarious step as you ‘fall’ into these haute heel trends for 2010.
The Flared Heel
Say goodbye to the dainty tapered stilettos of yesteryear and add some volume to your heel. One of the hottest trends for fall 2010 is the flared heel. Beware, a thick heeled shoe is only for the brave hearted! Marni and Alexander Wang have integrated the triangular chunky heel to their shoe repertoire for fall in an amazing way.
The Curved Heel
Fashion aficionados got a taste of the curved heel last year with McQueen’s famed camel shoe,worn by mega fashion icons like Daphne Guinness, Kelis and Lady Gaga in her “Bad Romance” video. The Avant Garde look conjured up by the camel shoe lives on through the fall via the curved heel. Look to Nina Ricci and Marc Jacobs to set the example.
The Jeweled Heel
Add texture to your heels with some glam jewels. There is no better way to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary than by going with a glamorously rough jeweled surface across the base of a simple shoe’s heel. Louboutin has reinvented his classic shoes for the fall season by adding the bling factor, accordingly cranking the heat up higher than the heel itself on this stunning footwear.
The Carved Heel
The late Alexander McQueen already has a lasting style legacy established. Still, one of his last contributions to the avant guard fashion canon is the elaborately carved angel heel,which follows in the footsteps of Dior’s controversial, though hugely successful Goddess shoe. This particular shoe may be more of a collectors piece than a sidewalk-stomper, but nowadays with celebs like Rihanna and Gaga blurring the lines between art and fashion, is there really a difference?
The Chunky Wooden Heel
Once again we are seeing a departure from the typical slim heel that has dominated the most fashionable feet, season after season with this trend. The chunky heel is a bold statement piece that is totally appropriate for the fall season. The thick wooden heel is a cut away from the wedge, although it offers much of the same comfort and support.