I got the chance to check out Nine West‘s Pre-Fall collection, set to hit stores in June and July of 2010. It’s never too early to start formulating your future style, and shoes are a great place to start. Much like employment, you gotta work from the bottom up. So here we have a logical continuation from the styles that what we saw in Nine West’s Spring collection, but traveling further into ornamentation, embellishment, 80’s statement style, and moving away from the ubiquitous gladiator and caged silhouettes we’ve seen a lot recently into shoe-bootie (or shootie as they’re calling it), covered platforms, and party pumps. As usual, the best thing about Nine West is that they make attractive and affordable footwear that is appropriate for the workplace and for dressing up.
As we get closer to the fall and prepare for the darker colors of the season, footwear obviously follows suit. Suedes are introduced, and either stand by themselves or are matched with leather and hues get a little warmer to be paired with the the weather and surrounding colors of the season.
Embellishment continues to be important with this collection bringing extra pizazz to simple silhouettes; we see ruffles, gathers, miniature studs, sequins, multiple textures and chains untilized. Similar to the pastel color story seen this spring, this collection also has a cooler pastel collection, which seems to be a logical progression for the customer that loves pastels. Primary colors inspired by the 80’s also make a splash, as well as some variety on animal prints, like the ombre animal print, as well on colored sequin zebra stripe pumps and flats.
The above shootie silhouette makes a big show in the collection, appearing in a few different colors and styled in a couple fabrications. The platform that the shoe sits on is also seen throughout the collection perfect for a more fashion-forward look, and great for the girl who wants a little bit more height (really, who doesn’t?)
To be expected, Nine West came through with another varied collection likely to please many shoppers, whether they are looking for the perfect pump to accent their rocker look, or something to wear to the office with a happy hour follow up. Peruse the gallery below, and tell us if you see anything you like! And If you can believe it, this isn’t all Nine West has to offer. Look out for the Nine West Vintage America Pre-Fall jewelry and footwear preview coming soon!
- Nine West Vintage America Spring 2010 Preview
- Nine West Spring 2010 Preview
- Fashion Design For Nine West via Talenthouse.com
- New Balance For Nine West Spring 2010 Preview
- The Fashion Link List 12.13.2010