01.12.11

PVC Spring 2012 Footwear Trend

PVC was a surprising trend on the Spring 2012 runways.

We saw models wearing PVC at Dolce & Gabbana and Richard Nicoll, but it was also a very noticeable trend in footwear too.

This material has helped create several signature heels from 3.1 Phillip Lim to Manolo Blahnik for Richard Nicoll.

PVC looks futuristic and allows people to see your skin – spring’s best accessory.

Now it’s combined with bright patent leather, laces, studs and bows creating amazing shoes.

The key to pulling off this trend is an immaculate pedicure and clear nail polish.

Will you wear PVC shoes this spring?

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18 Responses to PVC Spring 2012 Footwear Trend

  1. Emi December 1, 2011 at 21:17 #

    They seem quite uncomfortable, honestly.

    • Yves December 2, 2011 at 22:06 #

      I agree! Plastic is not comfortable. I’d like these designers to wear their own creations for a week.

      • Emi December 3, 2011 at 09:02 #

        Very true… but I think that whoever designed these shoes would take them off after just a couple of hours!

  2. robbie December 1, 2011 at 21:21 #

    the manolo blahnik ones are gorgeous, the rest really loving them.

    to be honest i think you would need to have really nice well looked after feet to wear them.

  3. Gaber December 1, 2011 at 21:29 #

    Let’s be honest here: the few shoes that work, work DESPITE the PVC and not because of it.

    • Ylenia Castellano December 2, 2011 at 09:24 #

      +1

    • Mary Gatto December 2, 2011 at 10:58 #

      Exactly!

  4. Rose December 1, 2011 at 21:35 #

    The yellow Roger Vivier ones are not bad but I wouldn’t wear PVC shoes. I’m not a fan of them and they really look uncomfortable.

  5. GusMex December 1, 2011 at 21:56 #

    wait until next summer and the trend is gonna be sweaty and stinky feets, :P LOL

    • Carla December 1, 2011 at 22:36 #

      Yes, any amount of perspiration–in summer, no less, so it’s virtually guaranteed–would ruin the look immediately.

  6. Hannah December 1, 2011 at 22:40 #

    I really am not a fan of this recurring trend, Miuccia did it two years ago, chanel in ’09 and before that it was Dolce. Regardless PVC = Stripper to me.

    • Mol December 2, 2011 at 01:35 #

      I agree, let’s bury this always re-occurring trend so deep that it never comes back – this kind of stuff makes fashion seem so boring, and I hate the way all the designers jump on it
      Ike lemmings!

  7. 2c December 2, 2011 at 00:43 #

    They look like they would rub like a… Well you get what I mean!

  8. Linda December 2, 2011 at 01:22 #

    A lot of them are awesome looking, but not very practical.

  9. Jess2 December 2, 2011 at 06:16 #

    I love the Nicholas Kirkwood heels but I have no interest in PVC especially in pumps. I don’t think I would like the feel of it and like others have mentioned the whole hot sweaty feet aspect.
    When I saw the spring 2012 heels from Versace with the clear heels I immeditaely thought stripper and while these styles a less stripper like there is still the stripper-PVC link

  10. Jess December 2, 2011 at 10:51 #

    PVC+ footwear will always remind me of stripper heels, I’m afraid. No matter who the designer is.

    • Jones19 December 2, 2011 at 12:00 #

      Same here, no dice for me.

  11. Angela January 3, 2012 at 04:18 #

    Hey, I actually like some of them! (manolo blahnik, sergio rossi, Roger vivier, Richard nicoll) they provide such a nice pop of color. I would love to see some of these on celebs!

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