Luxury brands are the start of a larger domino effect when you’re looking for emerging market trends. When new styles and fads emerge from luxury fashion, the biggest trends often ripple down to contemporary fashion, followed by the mass market. With that in mind, I felt a little worried after seeing some of the new fall shoes from Saint Laurent, available at Net-a-Porter and MATCHESFASHION. It leaves me wondering if Hedi Slimane may be giving glitter its fifteen minutes of shoe fame.
Anyone familiar with me knows I love all things that sparkle and shine, but this abundance of glitter cheapens the allure of the shoe. Last fall, Miu Miu placed crystals on the heels of their shoes, and swapping glitter for crystals made all the difference. If we see more glittery shoes emerging in the upcoming months, we know where to point our finger.