November 29, 2020

Exclusive: 12 Top Footwear Buyers Reveal Which Brands to Watch Out For During Fashion Month

Twelve of the world’s top buyers reflect on the brands everyone’s talking about, the fancy footwear on the FROW, plus the hottest tickets and the newest labels you need to know about this fashion month.
Roopal Patel, Fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue
Brand to bet on: “Saint Laurent. The Niki over-the-knee crystal boots that walked the runway last season created so much buzz. I cannot wait to see who will rock the boots this season.”
Front-row style: “Boots. It is all about a statement boot this season. The white boot, the red boot, the combat boot … there is a boot for everyone this season.”
Hot ticket: “Gucci in Milan is one of the hottest tickets. I am always excited to see what Alessandro Michele’s creative vision is for the season. In Paris, I love what Anthony Vaccarello is doing at Saint Laurent. He brought sexy back with his fall collection. I can’t wait to see what he has in mind for spring.”
Roopal Patel
Maria Milano, GMM, Harrods
Brands to bet on: “Gucci for its embellished trainers, Gianvito Rossi sandals and Aquazzura heels will be on heavy rotation, but I’m betting on Balenciaga’s sock boot to steal the show — it works with trousers and dresses,

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