The hottest trend by far on the NY Fashion Week fall runways was that hippie chic is back. While today’s designers are taking inspiration from the decade, they are not reproducing them in a literal sense.
Hippie favorites of fringe are given an update with tassels or car wash strips. The glamor of Studio 54 is given a Goth beauty redo. Earthy, muddy color palettes are brought to 2015 with more vivid, rich colors.
Machi Footwear co-starred with fashion designer Byron Lars in a cover story from Stitches Magazine’s Fashion Issue. Our Julia, Roxy and Gucia heels were styled along with looks from Byron Lars and Pilar Cardenas.
How to wear this trend in shoes? Try a platform heel, but not the old, wide, chunky kind. A bit of platform height and a slimmer, but sturdy heel can elongate the leg for a flattering look.
Demure ankle straps from the 1970s can be modernized with multiple straps or zippers as straps for an edgier look.
Some of the funkiest shoes from the disco era had multi-seamed color rainbow details. Today, you can choose a shoe with color-blocked sections in bold, rich colors.
So are you ready to shop for fall? Get your groove on baby!