1. Favela platforms from Sophia Webster's Welcome to the Dollhouse line; 2. Natasha heels from J. Renee; 3. Paloma from Alegria; 4. Canvas men's shoe from Castañer; 5. Anouk from Jimmy Choo; 6. Lace-up clog from Gram Footwear; 7. Professional Paint Splatter Patent clog from Dansko; 8. Lucianna wedge sandal from UGG; 9. Men's loafer from Gram Footwear; 10. Ikat pumps from Sophia Webster's Welcome to the Dollhouse collection. Images are from blog.stylesight.com, us.jimmychoo.com, www.zappos.com, and http://www.dansko.com.
Our October meeting with trend expert Fran Yoshioka is just around the corner and it's been getting me thinking about trends in surface pattern design. One that I've noticed recently is the explosion of prints on shoes, and I'm not just talking about sneakers and kicks for kids. While it's true that animal print pumps and the occasional use of flowers have been around in the world of shoe design for some time, shoe makers in the past year or so have really been cranking up the pattern dial. They've been coming up with some wildly creative results.
Check out what I've found recently. Maybe your next project will be for a gorgeous pair of printed platforms!