What the Footwear Buyers are saying about Paris Fashion Week Spring 2010

I was reading the Retailers React to Paris Collections on wwd.com. It talked to some buyers about footwear trends for Spring 2010.

Givenchy Spring 2010 Wedges
Givenchy Spring 2010 Wedges

Bridget Cosgrave, Fashion & Buying Director, Matches, London
Strongest Trends:

  • Refined ethnic influences
  • Mixes of color such as red and gold with leopard print or beading
  • Lots of metallics

Directional Styles:
“The new tribute from YSL with a triangular piece across the heel.”

Ones to Watch:

  • Mechante
  • Pan e Tulipani for handmade beaten-up boots
Jil Sander Spring 2010
Jil Sander Spring 2010

Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of women’s footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue
Strongest Trends:

  • pring boots
  • Wedges
  • Mid-heels
  • Clogs
  • Sandal booties
  • Novelty materials in shoes (for instance, stretch jersey, mesh, lace, PVC and lucite heels)

Directional Styles:
“McQueen’s runway ‘armadillo’ shoes and the Jimmy Choo sandals that light up.”

“Must-Carry” Styles from Paris:

  • Givenchy’s stretch jersey sandals
  • Camilla Skovgaard’s booties with tread bottom
  • Christian Louboutin peep toe mesh pumps

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.