Faith and Footwear! Two things we can never let go! Fashion audiences are not only focusing their gaze straight ahead but also, turning their gaze downward to the shoes the designers pair with new looks. It’s completely encouraged to surrender ourselves to the idea of luxury, falling under the couture spell, dreaming with eyes wide and heart open. For the fashion enthusiasts, runway never ceases to amaze, a stage where new characters emerge to life and where new stories are being unveiled under the spotlight. The shoes of couture become part of that very fantasy.
Shoes transform the way models walk and wear clothes, helping to set the overall mood at a show. There’s a big difference between a model strolling in flats and one strutting in stilettos. As more designers see the profit potential in footwear, they are lavishing more attention on the shoes they send down the runway.
Designers who lack a commercial shoe line may collaborate for runway shows with a big shoe maker, the way Marchesa does with Christian Louboutin.
Hollywood has taken pride in its obsession with shoes, proclaiming its love in every way possible. “Sex and the City” made shoe-obsession popular: Who could forget the shoe fanatic Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw.