Someone Else's Shoes
It seems that for Spring 2011, most designers are departing from the notion of show-stealing shoes, opting instead for more subdued silhouettes. There were a few sparks, though, on the Rodarte and Dennis Basso runways. I guess when your shoes are designed by Ruthie Davis for Nicholas Kirkwood, though, they're bound to be eye-catching.
Ruthie Davis's platforms were the perfect partner for Dennis Basso's collection of pouffy pastel mini dresses and skirts. The pastels connote a bit of innocence, but the PVC straps also nod to something a bit more mature.
Nicholas Kirkwood's designs for Rodarte were, as usual, intricately designed and fairly ornate.