We present four key trends of women's shoes for the next fall-winter season (fall-winter 2016 / 17), which is described by Galina Kravchenko, a leading expert on assortment and forecasting trends at Fashion Consulting Group, head of FCG - FASHIONSNOOPS.COM
The story of a woman who lives in a small hut house surrounded by trees and winding rivers high in the mountains is the theme of this trend. She leaves this bustling world, preferring solitude and unity with nature. The heavy fall color palette of the trend is combined with cold shades of indigo and forest. Fabrics such as felted wool, boucle and ripped jeans best convey the identity of the trend. Finishing reminiscent of hand-made motifs of folk crafts plays an important role: fringe, suede appliqués, raw seams. Key models: saffiano leather half boots, boots with furry heels, lace-up ankle boots.
This trend is a reflection of the mysterious and calm atmosphere that prevails in microbiological laboratories, and it is not accidental. It is the new discoveries in chemistry that should become the next round in the development of technologies that affect not only medicine and the human body, but also change life style in general. The trend color palette is a mixture of delicate pinkish leather tones with soft, muted grays. In general, the models are minimalistic, distinguished by neat lines and restrained forms: seamless ballet shoes with plain inserts, low-heeled stockings, fur boots with transparent heels, monochrome slip-ons
A dark horse
Fashion trend supporting mysterious mystical thrillers in neo-Gothic style. This is a brutal style that turns any innocent girl into a dangerous and unpredictable person. The trend's color palette is black, blue and gray, mixed with dirty shades of white and orchid. The key materials creating a sexual connotation are mesh, quilted textiles and leather, as well as wet plush. Massive boots and neat pumps are always decorated with chains, rough boots with a bandana are “printed” with bright, catchy graphics. Pins, eyelets, spikes, along with leather applications - all this helps to attract the attention of experiment lovers.
The trend is saturated with the old school style. This is the aesthetics of school and university sports teams, turned into a wearable casual. The color palette of the trend is cheerful autumnal shades of burning orange and yellow-gold. To reflect retro aesthetics, vintage leather, soft suede, woolen textiles are used. Patterns and graphics fully reflect the American university style and copy the classic "sports" fonts in prints and stripes. The retroport theme is reflected in the details, such as white lacing, convex figures and various applications. Key models: oxfords with thick flat soles and loafers with low thin heels.
independent trend expert. Specializes in the development of commercial collections of clothing and footwear, assortment management in retail chains and wholesale companies. Introduces international experience in fashion product development into the practice of Russian companies. Successful consulting and training projects were implemented for companies in the Clothing and Footwear segments, including: Unichel, Econika, SALAMANDER, Kotofey, Lamoda, Otto Group, Gretta (ELEGANZZA retail chain), Leo Ventoni , Luxottica, Gloria Jeans, Holding Center, Oodji (ALMEO GROUP, Kazakhstan), Sportmaster, Shop&Show TV channel, 1001 DRESS, Sela, Wild Orchid, Conte and others. Author and presenter of a series of training workshops and a course of lectures on assortment management and fashion trends. He has numerous publications in b2b publications: Shoes Report, PROfashion, FashionUnited, Fashion Magazin, General Director, etc.
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