Geometric prints have been seen all over the runways. This trend became very apparent in the fall/winter 2012 collections of labels such as Prada and Miu Miu, both of which presented incredible power suits. Since then, these graphic prints have conquered the hearts of many designers in not only clothes, but also shoes. For their spring 2013 collection, Aperlaï featured zigzag platforms and 3.1 Phillip Lim invested in dotted heels, which kind of looked like pantyhose. Balmain invested in a more Latin design, where black and white tiles served as inspiration to create harlequin-print shoes. Aquazzura invested in irregular shapes, making their shoes look kind of surrealist. But in any case, there are geometric prints that are so timeless that they certainly don’t need a trend to be in style; I’m talking about the Missoni print. A classic since the late 70s, the Missoni label is known for its horizontal zigzag design that you can clearly see in this Fashionista’s shoes.
In recent collections, Missoni presented their traditional print in shoes of their own. In their summer 2011 line, the label produced neon sandals that finished off with a striped pink and black lace. In their spring 2013 pre-collection, they created platform heels with details from their zig-zag legacy.
If you’ve decided to buy geometric printed shoes, here are a two options you could wear in college: printed ankle boots from ASOS or color-striped boots from Urban Outfitters. I also found these incredible neon triangle printed shoes from Nasty Gal, but unless your Lady Gaga, I’m guessing you won’t be wearing them to class!
Spotted: Geometric-print platforms in Prada’s fall/winter 2012 runway show.