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Curtain-Heeled Catwalk Boots

The Givenchy Fall 2012 Collection Featured Chic Knee-High Heels

— March 10, 2012 — Fashion
Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy Fall 2012 collection was a chic utilitarian line that, like many other Milan and Paris shows this season, featured a lot of black and leather. The details of the collection added to the harsh, structured aesthetic and the shoes in particular were eye-catching. The over-the-knee aesthetic of the chunky boots seem to have a militaristic and equestrian feel, but are also reminiscent of a catcher's kneepad.

The Givenchy boots featured leather-covered high heels, aka "curtained heels," and appeared in brown, tan, cherry red and black. The material also varied from suede to leather with some ombre toes.

Riccardo Tisci drew inspiration from the work of photographer Guy Bourdin when designing his noir-centric Givenchy Fall 2012 line.
Trend Themes
1. Curtained Heels - There is an opportunity for fashion designers to incorporate the unique and elegant look of curtained heels to other types of shoes such as sandals, flats, and loafers.
2. Over-the-knee Design - Fashion designers can take advantage of the over-the-knee design by incorporating it into other styles such as sneakers, mules, or wedges.
3. Militaristic and Equestrian Aesthetic - The militaristic and equestrian aesthetic seen in the Givenchy Fall 2012 collection can be adopted in other fashion categories like bags, hats, and even eyewear.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can implement the trends of curtained heels, over-the-knee design, and militaristic and equestrian aesthetic to create unique and disruptive products.
2. Footwear - The footwear industry can use the over-the-knee design and the innovative idea of curtained heels to create new and stylish footwear options for consumers.
3. Accessories - The trend of militaristic and equestrian aesthetic can be used in the accessories industry to create bold and standout looks for customers.
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