Top Trend: Kitten Heels
Maxime Der Nahabedian,
There was a time when high heels ruled over the runways, and it seemed they’d never
be replaced by any other shoe. Then high-fashion sneakers came along and everything
changed. Now that we appear to be passed the overbearing sportswear references, it
was only logical kitten heels would be the perfect fit for a feminine yet versatile look.
What about the Resort 2018 kitten heels makes them different from what we’ve seen in
The principle of a kitten heel is to be low, that’s no wonder. Yet this season,
the heel is particularly low, so much so it is sometimes questionable whether it is
touching the floor. This is particularly the case for Balenciaga and its slightly oriental,
Apart from the height, kitten heels stand out for their patterns. At Balenciaga again, a
daisy print contrasts with the overall toned-down look, while at No21 Alessandro
Dell’Acqua enhances a dominantly white silhouette with a gingham-printed shoe. In
comparison, other designers like Rosie Assoulin or Marc Jacobs chose to go all in with
their color scheme and paired their silhouettes with a perfectly matching shoe game.
While there is a certain consistency towards a pointier shape (see Victoria Beckham),
Resort 2018 also has a great deal of open-toe heels in store. Look to Simon Miller for a
high-end athleisure vibe or Khaite for a clean-cut look that is very reminiscent of the
2000s. While it is hard for any woman to have that Cinderella moment when shopping,
Resort 2018 is definitely the time to give kitten heels a go to maximize your chances in
finding the perfect fit.
Maxime Der Nahabedian
Initially trained to become a specialized translator from English and German to French, Maxime has been writing for fashion and lifestyle publications for about three years. First as a Managing Editor for the quarterly fashion & art magazine Crash where he worked on ten issues, then most recently for the French online media Saywho.fr. His topics of choice go from fashion shows and exhibitions reviews to interviews with various cultural figures (Beth Ditto, Lilly Collins, Aitor Throup).
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