Footwear producers include newcomers as well as leading fashion-forward designers such as Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, and Manolo Blahnik. Some major designers have been making elegant and attention-grabbing women’s shoes for decades. Among the best designer shoes this year are Choo’s cosmic patent leather pumps, Antonio’s Matteo pumps, and Gucci’s Hollywood peep toe pumps.
Designer shoes come in trendy tones and different color schemes, including khaki, deep violet, dark blue, metallic, and stone. Designers feature dark colors during the winter and fall. Materials and fabrics that prevail in designer collections include satin, suede, reptile and patent skin, and leather. Leading designers also use fur and a lot of lace. Designers such as Donna Karan, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Giorgio Armani feature women’s footwear made from reptile skins.
Patent leather is not as versatile as leather but looks fabulous. Patent leather shoes are offered in burgundy and blue, black and white, black and red, and other bold color combinations. Leading designers such as Viktor & Rolf and Marc Jacobs feature patent leather shoes. Suede shoes come in a variety of styles and colors schemes. Designers such as Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, and Diane von Furstenberg offer suede footwear.