Trendspotting: August 2017
The hottest hues, silhouettes, materials and add-ons for Spring ’18.
Photography by Joseph Pluchino
The Fuchsia is Now
The season’s most electric hue is fast and furious. From left: Zero Tie, Seychelles, Dansko (slide), Hoka One One.
From top: Thierry Rabotin, Penny Loves Kenny.
Breathable fabric transitions chukkas from winter to spring, no sweat. Clockwise from top left: Clarks, Timberland, Twisted X, Cat.
America’s fabric gets a ladylike makeover. Clockwise from top: The Flexx, Seychelles, Minnetonka, Ugg, Restricted.
Tassels add a little prep school flair to basics. Clockwise from top left: TMRW Studio, Keds, Geox, Cougar, Gabor.
Pink for Puddles
Brighten up dreary days with a little puddle panache. Clockwise from top: Western Chief, Cougar, Joules.
Wedge sandals offer stability and stature. Clockwise from top left: Taos, Clarks, Naot, Tamaris, Famolare, Thierry Rabotin, Azura.
Grandma’s pearl baubles get a new lease on life as classy ornaments. Clockwise, from top: Summit White Mountain, Jewel Badgley Mischka, FFC New York, Bella-Vita, Seychelles.
The summertime sole staple lines up in a range of silhouettes. Clockwise, from top left: Splendid, Sporto, Sarah Flint, J. Reneé, Patrizia by Spring Step.
Ivy League Funk
Perforated leather and cutaways graduate the classic silhouette to a whole new level.
Buckle these shoes. Chunky closures create statement pieces. Clockwise from top: Gabor, Dansko, Musse & Cloud, Birkenstock.
Flips & Slides
A sophisticated palette and rich leathers turn daytime casuals into evening wear. From top: Pikolinos, Puma, Reef, Sebago.
The rich, shimmery fabric transitions styles from day to night. Clockwise, from top: Sarah Flint, Jewel Badgley Mischka, Seven Dials, Restricted, J. Reneé.
Floral appliques bloom as a delicate finishing touch. Clockwise, from top: Penny Loves Kenny, Nina, Tuscany by Easy Street, Secret Celebrity, Spring Step L’Artiste.
The Soft Parade
A palette of pastels sweeten sneakers to slides. Clockwise, from top left: Patrizia by Spring Step, Keds, Sacha London (wedge), Cougar, Clarks, Coolway.
Intricate needlepoint creations weave in eye-catching details. Clockwise from top left: Crew II, Minnetonka, Rockport, Gabor, Seven Dials.
For Peep’s Sake
Toes make an appearance in the mule’s more revealing relative. Clockwise from top left: Ugg, Earth, Johnston & Murphy.