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Winged Footwear

Butterflies and Bow-Ties are the Embellishment of Choice for Spring 2010

— September 22, 2009 — Fashion
Embellishments that start with the letter ‘B’, such as butterflies and bow-ties, are popular accoutrements for Spring 2010. Models at the Matthew Williamson Spring 2010 show were sporting bow-tied, peep-toe booties made of stiff silk taffeta.

The always groovy Anna Sui looked to Mariah Carey’s favorite insect for footwear inspiration. Butterflies were the obvious inspiration for Sui’s gladiator sandals and cut-out platform ankle booties. It seems that shoes with butterflies and bow-ties will be taking flight this coming Spring.
Trend Themes
1. Embellished Footwear - Opportunity to create unique and eye-catching shoes by incorporating embellishments like butterflies and bow-ties.
2. Peep-toe Booties - Disruptive potential in reimagining traditional peep-toe booties by using stiff silk taffeta and adding bow-tie embellishments.
3. Butterfly-inspired Footwear - Innovative possibilities in designing gladiator sandals and ankle booties with butterfly motifs for a fresh and whimsical look.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion designers can explore and incorporate these embellishments to create trendy and fashionable footwear for the Spring season.
2. Accessories - Opportunity for accessory brands to produce and market embellished footwear with bow-ties and butterfly designs.
3. Event Planning - Event planners can consider incorporating these butterfly and bow-tie inspired footwear as part of their Spring-themed events, such as weddings or fashion shows.
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