As we look ahead to the future of fashion, the S/S 21 couture and F/W 21 runways are predicting some major trends that are about to unfold. Many of them, such as party fashion and saturated shades, are a step away from comfort dressing and really bringing on the fun. Another item to add to your future shopping list? Platform shoes.
Spotted in the collections of designers including Versace, Valentino, and Erdem (to name a few), platforms are really taking hold as a key trend for the coming year, with everything from tall, strappy heels to flatform-style shoes in the mix. Fashion insiders are already early adopters, adding approachable puffy slides, ski-high heels, and more iterations to their latest outfits. Ahead, see the coolest versions from the runways and the Instagram fashion scene to inspire your future shoe wardrobe.
On the Runway
Between the S/S 21 couture and the F/W 21 collections, it's impossible to ignore the rising platform-shoe trend. A departure from the practical house shoes that have ruled the fashion scene over the last year, this trend marks a return to fun in fashion, which this editor is very ready for.
We can always rely on fashion insiders to be early adopters of the coolest future trends, and that certainly includes the platform shoes that are about to be everywhere. If you're ready to add them to your shoe collection, look for styles like platform flip-flops, slides, strappy sandals, and sky-high heels.