Spikes & Stilts
The first official day of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week showed that for Spring/ Summer 2011, leather will remain a summer staple, nautical/ military influence isn't going anywhere and safari motifs are here to stay. The main concern for the S&B team was, of course, the shoes. The stand-outs were Christian Siriano (as usual) and Alejandro Ingelmo for Cushnie et Ochs.
Mr. Siriano showed super-high platforms in neutrals and deep tones. They're not for the faint of heart (or height), but highsteppers will be clamoring for them. (Footwear News showed great closeups of a few here.)
Alejandro Ingelmo adorned the shoes for Cushnie et Ochs' runway with severe spikes. (The girls at Elle think they were inspired by rhino tusks. What do you think?)
*Photos via WWD