Every February and August, the fashion industry descends upon the Las Vegas Convention Center to shop and decide what will be on their shelves next season.
FN PLATFORM is an international showcase where global leaders in footwear convene to shape the industry, network and shop for shoes. The show is just over a month away – August 12-14 in Las Vegas. We chatted with Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear, about what’s to come for both men’s and women’s footwear fashion.
According to Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear, “The future of footwear is exciting. Customers are seeking out comfort and style and brands are responding. This season’s FN PLATFORM will highlight some of our favorite designers as well as a slew of emerging brands to watch.”
In addition to seeing the spectacular selection of footwear from around the globe, buyers will see Nicky Hilton and her capsule collection – Nicky Hilton x French Sole New York, which launched earlier this year. FN PLATFORM will display her Fall 2019 shoes and debut her Spring 2020 collection. Nicki will also participate in a Q&A in the FN PLATFORM Women’s Lounge and hold a meet & greet.
Below are a few of Leslie’s favorite styles that are sure to be seen in the coming months!
1980’s Inspired Platforms
All trends make their way back onto the fashion scene in one form or another! The latest style to make its return is the platform! With the most popularity in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – the platform shoe has become a fashion staple for modern women. Experiment with this daring style with tights and a mini or shoe off your new kicks with cropped pants.
Casual Sneakers with Metallic Touches
The sneaker trend is here to stay! It’s adaptability through the seasons and comfort have made this a favorite for even the most feminine of styles. Update your look with metallic sneakers or those featuring perforated accents.
Gone are the days of sky high pumps! The kitten heel is versatile, low maintenance and timeless. Pair with a pencil skirt, cropped jeans or midi dress and you’ve got a look that’s every bit as comfortable as it is chic!
One of the most surprising and adventurous of trends is the hiking boot! No longer reserved for weekend trips to Yosemite, the hiking boot became a quick fashion favorite paired with floral tea dresses or simple Scandinavian aesthetics.
A favorite summer shoe, slides are seen in a variety of styles. Both athletic and feminine styles have made their way into every closet for the warm weather season!
Dress Shoes featuring Lightweight Technology Soles
The modern man loves a shoe that is light in both feeling and weight! Brands are taking advantage of technology to offer classic shoes without the extra baggage!
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