A touch of gold? Check! Sculptural heel? Yes!
Silver-and-bronze patchwork with an art
deco feel? Move a pair with any of the above
attributes to the top of your shopping list. The
latest looks mix metals to the max, then add a
1930s feel with heels, ankle straps and ladylike
peep-toes. The result is a work of art (like
the Miu Miu pair at left) that you can wear
with wide-leg trousers or satin dresses.
Newcomers Always on the lookout for the Louboutin of tomorrow,
we were smitten with the fall collections of Alexandre
Birman and Tashkent by Cheyenne. Tashkent offered
beautiful shapes in sophisticated tones, and Birman
earned points for rich materials (that’s real python
on the sandals) at not-gasp-worthy prices.
Clockwise from top: Python wedges, Alexandre Birman, $290; at Butter,
Distressed-leather booties with satin
piping, Tashkent by Cheyenne, $570; shopbop.com.
Leather platform shoes with paillettes, Miu
Miu, $945; at select stores, 888-977-1900.