Cai Mei Khoo, Editor-in-Chief: Buckle boots from Burberry
Looks like it’s about time to put aside my Stan Smiths—rough and tough is the way to go as seen on the runways of Burberry, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton who all showed chunky soled boots. In an homage to the iconic Burberry trench coat, the belt buckle resurfaced as the key detail on Burberry’s new season boots that come in either glossy patchwork snakeskin or rubberised leather with metal studs and fringe detail. Paired with the floral lamé minidresses and cropped military trousers, the boots proved to be both statement-making yet versatile, key ingredients for your new season purchase.
Loh Wei Yeen, Fashion Writer: Bejeweled suede pumps from Miu Miu
Very much echoing the roaring ’50s sentiment of the collection, Miu Miu’s footwear for the AW16 season had a rather opulent touch to it. This pair of velvet pumps really is the embodiment of business in the front and party at the back, from the bejeweled detailing on the heel of the pump to its smooth velvet in a deep Prussian blue. Another plus point? That towering stiletto heel that includes a wider base for extra stability—one less worry about falling flat on my face as I totter all night long in these beautiful shoes.
Rachel Au, Lifestyle Writer: Embellished pumps from Dolce&Gabbana
Out of all the shoes I saw for AW16, this one definitely caught my eye (this, and the Charlotte Olympia one I mentioned a few weeks ago). Dolce & Gabbana has always managed to capture the beauty of fairytale elements into fashion statements, and this time is no different. This specific blush heels reminds me of the story of Alice in Wonderland and rather than wearing it out—because it’s that pretty—I think I’ll frame it up at home.
Tan Su Fen, Editorial Assistant: Wedged sandals from Alexander McQueen
Dreamy creations of tulle, lace and gauze gowns aside, there were plenty of wishlist-worthy shoes on show at Alexander McQueen AW16, but this pair of wedged sandals ultimately topped the lot for me. Wider straps for an extra dose of comfort? Check. A unique hollow-out wedge design for a bold style statement? Check. One-of-a-kind embellishments for a touch of elegant quirk? Can’t miss them—it’s probably harder to find reasons not to love these shoes.
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