It’s #FootwearFriday!! One of the reasons that I love footwear is because it’s one of the easiest accessories to use to update or upgrade any outfit. Throw on a white tee and jeans with a colorful funky heel and your look is automatically fashion forward!
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 2015 FFANY Shoe Show and Spring 2016 Trend Presentation. I’m always interested in seeing the newest shapes, innovative materials, and new brands within accessories and in the industry as a whole. So you can imagine how exciting it was to be invited to see the upcoming trends in the footwear industry!
Before the show I attended the Breakfast & Spring 2016 Trend Presentation. The breakfast was buffet style and had everything from fresh fruits to bagels, bacon potatoes and eggs… it was del-ish to say these least! My empty plates are my only proof lol…
The featured speaker was the Fashion Director of Footwear News, Mosha Lundstrom Halbert. In her presentation she included the top 10 shoe trends that she was feeling would be having a moment in the upcoming fashion season. You can see my version of the shoe styles based on her definitions and example given during her presentation.
After the presentation everyone was given a fabulous goodie bag which included 2 cute notebooks, a water bottle, a portable cellphone charger, a directory and magazines!
Everyone then headed down to the actual show and lounge area. There were complimentary massages, Pedi product demonstrations, photographs of your products or yourself, trend magazines, as well as more coffee, tea and food! The show took over three full levels within the Americas Hall in the New York Hilton Midtown and had every type of shoe imaginable. From sustainable eco-friendly footwear, to fun plastic jelly style shoes, to couture shoes with Swarovski crystals applied in different designs to different shoe styles. I was basically attending to conduct trend research more than attending as a buyer, but if Shop Dose of Vitamin F was a large boutique, I would have ordered from almost every booth!!
If you attended this years New York FFANY Shoe Show comment below, what did you think of the show?