By Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Trend Spotting at NYFW: Ankle-Straps

Remember how we were singing the praises of the ankle-strap shoe? It’s only been the start of NYFW and from the looks of the Spring ‘13 runways, the ankle strap will continue to thrive. We’re not surprised since this versatile silhouette can complement every look. Peter Som (above left) finished off his posh meets downtown collection with a hot pair of pointy-toe ankle strap shoes in metallic designed by Tabitha Simmons. J.Crew’s former head women’s designer, Marissa Webb, launched not only a new pitch-perfect collection this NYFW (more on that later), but she also manages to turn out a shoe collection (above right) after our own strap happy hearts in bold neon and pretty pastels.

Here are some other designers who showed ankle-straps for Spring ’13:

Left: Rag and Bone, Right: Yigal Azrouel

Left: Rachel Comey, Right: Jason Wu

Left: Edun, Right: Tibi

At Alexander Wang straps were the centerpiece not only at the ankles but also at the calf. Wang revealed his tough-luxe interpretation of the gladiator sandal. Wang constructs some of the most incredible shoes and we love this one, but not sure how this shoe will play out in stores. This isn’t the most flattering of styles for most women off the runway, but watching models Jourdan Dunn and Erin Wasson in these caged sandals, there’s no denying how hot the shoes, and the girls, are!

Alexander Wang


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