Vol.06 Issue 05/00, 01.05.2006
Text : GDS, Düsseldorf. Photos : Copyright © 2006, fashionfreak. All rights reserved.
100th GDS - Shoe ABC Spring/Summer 2006
Defined at 100th GDS - The Premier Shoe Event,
Not only good for shoes :
Shoe ABC Spring/Summer 2006
A Antique Finish provides a hint of vintage and creates exciting effects on smooth leather.
B Ballerinas, delicate, flat and feminine also an indispensable style in womens
footwear next summer.
C Campesinas are the feminine spin-offs of the good old espadrille.
With their hemp wedge heels and distinctive ankle laces these otherwise flat
styles make for a sexy look.
D Diabolo Heels sound devilish but with their curves and tiny heel print they are utterly sexy.
E Ethno is one of the key summer themes: brown, orange and red nuances,
large-format patterns and lots of natural materials for decoration are the
F Fine Wicker Looks are produced elaborately by hand and are an absolute must for all natural themes. Shoes, belts and bags cant do without them.
G Glamour yes, but in moderation. Shimmering metallic leather and delicate laces inject sex appeal and luxury into the fashion scene. But remember 'less is more'.
H Hippie Crocheted Flowers are reminiscent of the good old 70s and will see a
very playful comeback in the summer season.
I Indian looks set the tone especially with silver and lots of turquoise.
J Jade, amethyst, corals and the like provide delightfully decorative elements on shoes and bags.
K Kute Wedge Heels, together with little platform heels, provide the
absolute summer footwear look.
L Loafers with a classic elegant look and short and rounded lasts perfect
the new business look.
M Mules expose less of your feet but look utterly sexy and elegant with higher heels.
N Nature. Designers opt for natural materials. Vegetable tanned leather, canvas-like fabrics, hemp and cotton are often used here.
O Ochre, sienna, beige and amber are the trend colours of the summer.
P (Mother of) Pearl shimmering and shining is just the right material for natural jewellery. Pearls highlight the natural look and make for elegant adornments on both shoes and wrists.
Q Queenies are cheeky little curved heels that give what initially seem sporty styles a sexy look.
R Raffia is a popular material used to decorate heeled sandals and slip-ons in the form of flowers, for instance. It highlights the natural look of footwear fashions.
S Stylish Embroidery is used liberally and depending on the style makes for either an artsy craftsy, authentic look or a highly elegant one.
T T-Straps are already familiar to us from lingerie. With summer shoes this 'T' is especially in evidence on moulded-insole toe post sandals. These are often lavishly decorated or embroidered.
U Understatement is a common theme running through the fashions of the new season. Jewels and decoration - yes! But always in moderation.
V Velvety Suede is soft, skin-caressing and it gives colours a subdued, matt effect. The ideal material for the new, natural summer look.
W Western Clogs are next summers answer to the good old cowboy boot - and a fashion must in the hot 2006 season.
X Xerophile is the name for plants that thrive in dry habitats. And the new summer fashion is also one such 'species'. After all, espadrilles are only really fun when the sun shines down from the heavens.
Y Ying and Yang are creative antitheses like dark and light, male and female. The new authentic fashion picks up on this theme using natural materials and sleek looks not least because Far Eastern influences do feature prominently in the new trends.
Z Zingy Delicate Colours like rose, blue and lime green are still in evidence
but are now given a slightly worn touch. The motto being: colour is a must but
less is more.
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