Haute or Faux? iFashion Network Weighs in on Orange Shoes
January 12, 2011 Leave a comment
We all know orange is coming our way this spring. We are comfortable with a bright scarf, some orange beads, a pair of statement earrings … maybe even a bag. But can you rock a pair of orange shoes? And do the available styles pass the haute-or-faux test? We took a look at the best and the worst of the crop that strutted down the runway during New York Fashion Week. The final verdict? We would take a pair of those Naeem Khans any day.
Our top picks are successful because the silhouettes are modern, the orange is reined in a bit with some neutral colors and the details are fresh and flirty. All three of the shoes below work with cropped jeans or dresses and are trendy but still sophisticated.
Below are a few pairs that missed the mark. Nanette Lepore’s attempt on the left looks frumpy and cheap. The fringe on the back of the heel adds nothing, and we hate that Velcro closure. Jeremy Scott’s zebra print boots are horrifying with those hooved toes (seriously, who is buying these?). And we’re not a big fan of Alberta Ferretti’s decision to do her shoes in satin. Where would you wear these? We aren’t sure, but we sure aren’t crazy about the fussy embroidery around the platform. Better luck next time, designers!