February 13, 2017
The latest trend at FFANY proved that Kanye West isn’t the only West worthy of attention in the footwear industry. Spurred by the long-awaited return of fashion denim and the high-end Western get-ups designers like Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui and Rodarte featured in their recent runway shows, exhibitors at FFANY spotlighted boots and shoes with twangs of classic cowboy style.
The Western trend for Fall ’17 runs the gamut, from booties on cowboy boot lasts and traditional stitching, to harness details, antique studs and distressed nail heads.
Restricted and Eric Michaels took a youthful approach to the trend with boots emblazoned with star motifs, while other labels dabbled with crystals and rhinestones for a glam cowgirl vibe.
For consumers with more subdued tastes, brands incorporated handcrafted details like leather braiding, cord and fringe. Suede in shades of camel, gray and olive green softened the traditional look.
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Join us for the annual FFANY opening night event at fabulous Bryant Park Grill – and this year we are on the rooftop! Be sure to attend as your support helps fund Shoes That Fit, a wonderful charitable organization that helps children in need of footwear. We are also excited to present footwear design student winner of the 2017 Joseph C. Moore scholarship award to attend the renowned Arsutoria School in Milan, Italy. We look forward to seeing you there! Details & Tickets.