Earlier this week, I was part of a group of digital editors who had the distinct pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers to hear about what she and the Net-a-Porter fashion team were planning for fall. We covered trends in everything from jewelry to outwear, but naturally, I zoned in on what she had to say about shoes. Among the biggest things to report was that vertiginous heels are no longer the chicest thing in the game – in addition to sneakers, loafers, oxfords and slippers, mid-height heels are having a major moment.
Among the designers Rogers called out for their success in working with a more conservative heel, which was popularized first by Valentino and Givenchy, is newcomer Aquazurra. When you look at the Aquazurra Belgravia Lattice Suede Pump, it demonstrates perfectly what Rogers was referring to – it’s modern and sexy without relying on the sky-high heels that so many modern women find unwalkable, or at the very least, untenable for a full day at the office. With a more tempered heel height, a pair of sick pumps no longer has to be restricted to curb-to-cab duty.
I’m feeling this new trend wholeheartedly – more shoe diversity means more choices for every occasion, after all, and sometimes a new trend is exactly what helps a very worthy new brand break out into the mainstream. Perhaps the mid heel will do exactly that for Aquazzura. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $735.