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Fall Trend Alert: Illusion Booties (They're Not What You Think)

August 6, 2013 by Justine Schwartz
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This fall, it’s all about trying to be something you’re not. And no, we don’t mean posing – we’re talking about illusion booties! These are pumps or booties that are disguised as something else – a Mary-Jane, a slingback, even a sweater. The illusion of that shoe style is created on top of the bootie shape.

Example: Valentino‘s T-Strap booties (an editors’ favorite), as seen on the Fall 2013 runways and now available for pre-order, which feature a black patent T-strap over a flesh-colored velvet material that disappears into the foot:

Valentino and Alexander Wang Fall 2013 runways.

Or the optical illusion that Tabitha Simmons created for the Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013 show: all you can see is the exquisite pointed toe – but wait! they’re not a low heel – they’re an up-to-the-ankle bootie. Charlotte Olympia had the same idea. In her Fall 2013 collection, you’ll find 2 illusion styles: a sky-high platform wedge disguised as a double-strap Mary-Jane, and an ankle bootie that looks like a pair of pumps with socks under them. And there are even more examples: Narciso Rodriguez‘s booties with the silhouette of a sexy slingback, Alexander Wang and Sonia Rykiel‘s version, which just wants to be a sweater and Carmen Marc Valvo‘s mesh-y illusion boot. The most accessible (ie. wearable and affordable) version comes from none other than Kate Spade, who also took inspiration from a T-strap pump:

Get it: kate spade new york ‘Neveah’ bootie ($375)

Click through the slideshow above to see even more examples of the trend. Then, let us know: will you wear this look?

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