It’s time to finally sit down and write about my favorite pair of shoes at the moment. Featured in a previous post, I have been styling lots of outfits around my new Prada Loafers recently. Not for the faint hearted these shoes are definitely a talking point.
Featured on the Men’s A/W 17 catwalk shoe these shoes were a stand out from the collection where Miuccia Prada said backstage that her inspiration came from
” the big deal of the installation—big architecture and construction—the big deal of fashion, the big deal of art, the big deal of everything. And to go opposite. More human, more simple, more real . . . the desire for reality, humanity, and simpleness.”
This transpired into lots of V-neck Sweaters, Corduroy trousers, button down shirts and rounded shoes. I feel that this show kick started the 70’s trend in menswear this winter as the show definitely had a feel of the 70′ about it via the color palette and textures. The accessories were heavily accentuated with fur and pops of color which stood out against the muted tones of the clothing. I tend to buy more accessories and shoes from Designers and have a bit of a love affair with shoes from Prada so I was instantly drawn to the shoes from this collection. Loafers feature a lot in Prada collections and seem to vary in style and details from season to season.
The shoes are always a bit different and I find them non comparable to what the high street or mid designer stores have to offer. I lusted after these shoes all winter but just couldn’t justify the price of them, unfortunately amazing shoes don’t come cheap. Fast forward to the January sales and of course these shoes were half price., amazing, but I found it really hard to track them down. Most shoes from the catwalk collections seem to be produced in limited quantities. After searching endlessly online I managed to find my size in the Prada store on Bond Street literally on the last day of the Sales. Is it just me or do Sales Associates always seem to use this line when it comes to deciding whether to buy something or not. Anyways I always completely fall for this and buy the items to avoid the fear of missing out on them! I’ve been trying to wear them as much as possible before going into Spring and have actually found them quite easy to style and wear. With designer shoes I think it’s really important to care and store them correctly to get the best wear out of the shoes for years to come.
Photos by Emma Pharaoh