The top 10 iconic shoes for Autumn/Winter 14
This season, prominent designers from around the world have paid special attention to footwear, turning shoes into beautiful works of wearable art, sprinkled with eccentricity.
Now, Buro 24/7 has chosen ten of the best shoes from the Autumn/Winter 14 collections that you can wear – or just admire – now. From Dior's heel/trainer hybrid to Saint Laurent's red Dorothy-style slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
Winning the hearts of women around the world, for Dior's Autumn/Winter 14 collection, Raf Simons created one of the most interesting and futuristic shoes for the French fashion house. With the heel and main sole of the shoe designed like a chunky trainer, the body is juxtaposed by an elegant stiletto – making it one of the most conflicting footwear options to date.
Perfect for rain or shine, Miu Miu's clear plastic booties are definitely one-of-a-kind. Featuring a drawstring nylon upper and bare skeleton heel, which resembles a giant screw, models walking the AW14 runway paired their patent-leather-and-rubber design boots with or without socks and have us longing for rainy days.
Inspired by Art Deco architecture, Miuccia Prada combined metallic straps with an edgy wedge design for her AW14 footwear that embodied the spirt of the 20s and 30s. Fusing a graphic design with a simple materials, Prada’s wedges will have all eyes on you…and your feet, when you step into a room.
In true Wang style, for the American designer's AW14 collection he sent the models down the runway in boots that were reminiscent of armour – covering the front calves of the leg, but fully exposing the back. Translating the military theme into his own design trademark of dark, minimal and chic.
Fun and embroidered was the name of the shoe game for Alessandro Dell'Acqua's of Rochas AW14 collection, as the designer created the perfect shoes to be worn with feminine skirts and dresses. And with Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia among the loyal fans of the sparkly footwear these heels are bound for shoe superstardom.
Like history repeating itself, Hedi Slimane did his own take on Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz' iconic red shoes – and it's safe to say we are definitely not in Kansas anymore. The cute, red glitter shoes feature a delicate ankle strap and 4cm high heel, making it hard not to want to click your heels together.
Karl Lagerfeld has now made it completely acceptable to wear trainers in places other than the gym. Featuring metallic strips of patent leather, different swatches of Chanel tweed and tweed laces, the French fashion house has created the most fashionable pair of shoes in the active footwear department.
As part of the British label's celebrated Bloomsbury collection, Burberry's AW14 shoe offering reflects the creative spirit of British writers and artists, keeping the design simple and structured – the beautiful one-off hand painted designs are truly breathtaking.
The London-based designer created her own form of an Oxford-style shoe for her recent AW14 lineup, and it's made up of a sustainable wooden platform and a faux leather appliqué of stars. Available in a variety of different colours, are favourite Stella McCartney shoe is the punchy bright red and blue edition.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Known for his grunge and youthful designs, Marc Jacobs has created an incredible hybrid shoe for AW14, merging the closets of a Harajuka girl and a mountaineer. Featuring a black rubber heel with a zig-zag design, the quirky shoes have already been seen on the feet of Anna Dello Russo.