The best shoes from Fashion Week AW16

Another Fashion Week has come and gone, and once again, we couldn’t help but focus on the shoe show. Autumn-winter is an exciting season because it comes with lots of possibilities: boots, ankle boots, pumps, even sandals for the warmer areas. These were the shoes that caught our eye this time, making the last days of THIS winter more bearable:

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

These are by Alexander McQueen, and they feature pink fluffy faux fur insoles, painted florals and metallic inserts. Such a great way to combine contrasting textures and themes!

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

These are also by McQueen, we’re in love with the ethereal feather front and the super-soft, delicate shade of pink.

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

Versace designed these super edgy, angular pumps with a metallic heel, but made them slightly softer with the use of pastel colours.

 

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

These Rodarte ankle boots speak on so many levels! We love thepatchwork, the frills and the architectural red heel.

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

Fendi is on to something with that quilted conical heel! And we can’t get enough of those ruffles and the delicious peach colour.

Photos from Vogue.com. More picks on our Pinterest.

The best shoes from Fashion Week AW16

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16

Late September would be so sad without Fashion Month! The beginning of autumn can mean many things to many people, but we’re particularly excited about seeing the latest trends for next year. The trends in shoes, of course. We followed the collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris, and these were some of the most beautiful shoe designs we noticed:

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE 1. These spectacular bejeweled heels from Giambattista Valli, complete with five thin buckle straps made of velvety suede.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE

2. These particularly pointy shoes by Christian Dior, made even more interesting by a cylinder heel, buckles and patent leather.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE 3. Rodarte made us think of a contemporary Marie Antoinette with these golden striped shoes with rhinestones and a convenient back zipper.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE4. Leaves. Snakes. Pastel studs. Gucci is seriously over the top this season, in the best way possible.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE5. Black, minimalist, 80s style boots from Lanvin. With a stylishly thin golden stiletto heel.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE6. The sheer block heels from the new Boss collection are killers. Plus we can’t say no to mules, nor to this particular shade of soft pink.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE7. Mary Katrantzou brings snakeskin to a new level with these sandals. Have you seen that fabulous heel?

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE8. These seafoam-colored Balmain shoes feature suede, silk and metal, a combination that works unexpectedly in their favour.

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE9. Marc Jacobs’ stilettos are a fun and edgy combination of punk, chic and glam, something that will definitely stand out on any occasion. DIY, anyone?

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16 | MO SAIQUE10. These chunky Jason Wu heels would be our choice for everyday wear. The brown and textured leather go together seamlessly.

All photos via vogue.com

10 gorgeous shoes we spotted at Fashion Week SS16

10 best shoes from Fashion Week

With Fashion Month coming to an end, it’s time to look back through all the collections, from New York to Paris, and see what we can take from the whole experience. Obviously, we kept our eyes open for the shoes, and these are our favorite designs from the season:

Jason Wu Shoes FW15

1. Jason Wu. We love the increased stability of the V-shaped metallic heel, but also the clean, geometric cuts of the pump.

Rochas Shoes FW15

2. Rochas. The chunky heel of this gray pump is absolutely spectacular, in the same way that mine flowers are spectacular.

Dolce&Gabbana Shoes FW15

3. Dolce&Gabbana. These look as if Marie Antoinette herself traveled through time to design a pair of shoes for the Italian label.

Oscar de la Renta Shoes FW15

4. Oscar de la Renta. We’ve all seen embellished shoes before, but Oscar de la Renta managed to make them look fresh all over again.

Derek Lam Shoes FW15

5. Derek Lam. A bit of 1970s, a bit of contemporary aesthetic. A bit of a loafer, a bit of a mule. These patent shoes are it.

Proenza Schouler Shoes FW15

6. Proenza Schouler. A peep toe with twist after twist, starting with the unfinished fabric and ending with the rounded metallic heel.

Dries van Noten Shoes FW15

7. Dries van Noten. A great use of brocade and fringe, featuring cross straps and what looks like a really comfortable high heel.

Balmain Shoes FW15

8. Balmain. The classic stiletto is even more chic in soft pink and gold, with a tassel and thin ankle strap.

Donna Karan Shoes FW15

9. Donna Karan. We love the curved heel and platform, the straps crossing on the side of the foot, and the easy color combination of these sandals.

Balenciaga shoes FW 2015

10. Balenciaga. If you ever had trouble believing the Cinderella fairy tale… these pumps might change your mind.

All images via style.com

 

10 best shoes from Fashion Week

AFI Awards Honor Anita Quansah London for Excellence in African Fashion

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You may have thought that fashion month wrapped up in October, but if your style palette has a more global bend then you know catwalks around the world are still on fire with the latest collections from international designers. Last week, as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in South Africa, Africa Fashion International held it’s 5th annual award ceremony to honor the best in African fashion.

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According to Bellanaija.com, the event included a musical performance from Vusi Nova and collection showcase from Nigerian designer Ituen Basi. Supermodel Alek Wek made an appearance, but was seen on the judging panel, rather than the runway.

anita-quansah-AFI-accessories-designer-of-the-year-2013Our friend and recent collaborator Anita Quansah was honored as Accessories Designer of the Year – an award well deserved for her stunning bespoke jewelry. Mo Saique recently showed a mini collection of shoes to accompany an range of neck and headpieces by the designer at Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013.

For this season,decorative textiles and pure handicraft are in abundance. Array of materials such as colorful beads of varying sizes, sourced from Africa and India, semi precious stones, faceted crystals, shells, reclaimed parts, chains and feathers go into the creation of each statement neck pieces.


Seen below is our “Hero” – a sexy strappy sandal featuring fringe, feathers, and the finest leather, finished wtih beautiful jewelry bits from the Anita Quansah London repertoire.

Hero by AQL x MoSaique

AQL x MoSaique on the runway LFDW

AFI Awards Honor Anita Quansah London for Excellence in African Fashion

MO SAÏQUE SS14: Custom | Collection | Collab

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As the name implies, the Mo Saique brand is comprised of small and varied gems of fashion – tightly curated collections and collaborations make up the picture of Mo Saique Spring 2014. For the season we went from from New York to Milan to Lagos and back to London taking part in the fabulous rush of new collections that are fashion & design weeks around the world. And there’s more to come!

CUSTOM
Mo Saique had the pleasure of creating a custom collection of stilletto sandals to compliment the ultra sexy and futuristic SS14 offering from New York-based designer LaQuan Smith. The young clothier has made a name for himself by creating forward-thinking, bodycon dresses and separates that are loved the hottest stars in entertainment.

mosaique for laquan smith

COLLECTION
The steamy silhouettes at LaQuan Smith are in good company with the Mo Saique SS14 collection, Miami Beat. For next spring we’ll be serving up a selection of vibrant hues and sensual fabrications.

MoSaique ss14 miami beat

COLLAB
This month Mo Saique will show a collaborative collection of accessories creative with jewelery designer Anita Quansah, who’s incredible couture collars you see below. Stay tuned!

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MO SAÏQUE SS14: Custom | Collection | Collab

Inspired by A Song.

One of my very favourite bloggers is Aimee Song of www.songofstyle.com.   I love her edgy style and a few of her gorgeous clothes have gone on my wish list.  Here are a couple of pieces she inspired me to buy.  Check out her blog for more: www.songofstyle.com.

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My dream fashion pair – Aimee with Phillip Lim wearing what she calls a bad ass Style Stalker Dress.  I’m obsessed with Phillip Lim, I can’t get enough of his clothes.

7 HIGH HEEL SANDAL WITH BUCKLES

I rushed into Zara for a pair of these after seeing this blog post.  She wears it well.  Pure style swagger!

Images courtesy of www.songofstyle.com,  Style Stalker and Zara.

Inspired by A Song.