Although I am no fortune teller, I will say that after my coverage of the past ten (has it really been that many?!) SS12 tradeshows all over the world and the first glimpse of NYFW, I knew my intuitions had to be leading somewhere. Almost every single designer of DAY ONE had their models trotting down the runway in flat espadrilles, oxfords, loafers or thin strappy sandals. Call me crazy but after the nearly half-decade reign of the clunky oversized platform shoe I think I can confidently say I am ready for this change into simplicity and femininity. Check out the styles from DAY1 below and decide for yourself, are you ready to step down from your heels for SS12?
from top to bottom: Rachel Comey; Caran Callahan; Rachel Comey; Steven Alan; Rachel Comey; Steven Alan; What Goes Around Comes Around; Porter Grey; Richard Chai; Porter Grey; Porter Grey; Organics by John Patrick