Footwear fascinates me — I love checking out the upcoming trends, as well as what people are wearing to fashionable events. My recent feature for Sorel Footwear let me do just that, and I enjoyed snapping photos of fashionable folk at fashion week, which proved to be extra interesting since a blizzard touched down during the week! See below for my take on current, and future footwear trends, based on what I saw at New York Fashion Week, and click through for the rest of the feature at Sorel.com:
Fashion Week proved to bring out a resilient bunch of people. Even with winter storm Nemo touching down in New York and dumping a hefty (and messy) amount of snow, the shows truly didn’t skip a beat, and went on as scheduled, forcing show attendees to rethink their sartorial choices over the course of the storm and its aftermath.
The most important decision to be made was how to adapt footwear to match the needs of the fashionable set, in order to navigate through the slush in the streets and on to the shows. A great majority of the show attendees opted for practical, inclement weather shoes, wearing everything from rain boots to motorcycle booties, as well as waterproof leather over-the-knee styles, combat, hiking, and snow boots.
SOREL was a popular choice, and was easy to spot throughout the course of the storm – found on the feet of everyone from editors, photographers, publicists and makeup artists backstage, with the most popular styles seen ranging from the classic Caribou® to the Tivoli™, Cate the Great™, and Joan of Arctic™ in a bevy of colors and fabrications. Most often, pants were tucked neatly inside of the boots, while others styled them with thick tights and a great dress or skirt, proving that despite inclement weather and a need for functioning footwear, one can still achieve great style.