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NY Shoe of the Day: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren sent senoritas down the runway for his spring ’13 collection. With structured matador jackets, colorful striped separates and ruffled dresses, the designer took a literal approach from head to toe. At the feet were sophisticated sandals, most notably of the cherry red variety with pops of black. The leather T-strap style was pure elegance, while the twisted black accent straps added a bold element that complemented the ready-to-wear offering.

NY Shoe of the Day: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren sent senoritas down the runway for his spring ’13 collection. With structured matador jackets, colorful striped separates and ruffled dresses, the designer took a literal approach from head to toe. At the feet were sophisticated sandals, most notably of the cherry red variety with pops of black. The leather T-strap style was pure elegance, while the twisted black accent straps added a bold element that complemented the ready-to-wear offering.

NY Shoe of the Day: Rodarte
Kate and Laura Mulleavy do not shy away from the mixed bag. In fact, the duo behind Rodarte has a knack for mixing materials and references, as was apparent on Tuesday’s runway. For spring, corseted leather pants and fringed vests made a chic/punk statement and were interspersed with sophisticated lattice and embroidered looks. But the sporty, color-blocked, chunky sandals really stole the show. With neoprene, mesh insets and wide patent straps, many of the shoes had an athletic bent, while some with iridescent panels even verged on “Transformer”- or “Tron”-like. Best of all, though, was this graphic tri-colored sandal, which combines several elements, yet still strikes a balance of beautiful form and function.

NY Shoe of the Day: Rodarte

Kate and Laura Mulleavy do not shy away from the mixed bag. In fact, the duo behind Rodarte has a knack for mixing materials and references, as was apparent on Tuesday’s runway. For spring, corseted leather pants and fringed vests made a chic/punk statement and were interspersed with sophisticated lattice and embroidered looks. But the sporty, color-blocked, chunky sandals really stole the show. With neoprene, mesh insets and wide patent straps, many of the shoes had an athletic bent, while some with iridescent panels even verged on “Transformer”- or “Tron”-like. Best of all, though, was this graphic tri-colored sandal, which combines several elements, yet still strikes a balance of beautiful form and function.

Leave it to Derek Lam to make earthy hues of olive, mustard, toffee and bordeaux the new must-have spring palette. While not overtly spring-like, the designer’s runway collection — replete with tailored leather separates and embellished boxy silhouettes — scored major points with his audience. The richness found in embroidered dresses and embellished pencil skirts was carried down to the footwear as well, which featured cone-heel booties with a slingback closure for an opened-up appeal. Among the standout shoes, the most eye-catching was this pointy-toe bootie in loden green with croc-embossed leather for an extra luxe feel.

Leave it to Derek Lam to make earthy hues of olive, mustard, toffee and bordeaux the new must-have spring palette. While not overtly spring-like, the designer’s runway collection — replete with tailored leather separates and embellished boxy silhouettes — scored major points with his audience. The richness found in embroidered dresses and embellished pencil skirts was carried down to the footwear as well, which featured cone-heel booties with a slingback closure for an opened-up appeal. Among the standout shoes, the most eye-catching was this pointy-toe bootie in loden green with croc-embossed leather for an extra luxe feel.


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