Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

Shoes by Nina Ricci. Image by Vanessa Friedman

It seems the YSL/Christian Louboutin red sole suit has had some unexpected consequences. Yesterday, during the Nina Ricci pre-fall mini-show, what I was most struck by among the neat little tweed day suits and very pretty cocktail frocks was an aside from designer Peter Copping that the brand had decided to start using a signature shell pink on the soles of all its shoes, as a sort of shorthand fashion semiology.

Could this be the start of a new trend: fashion houses known by the soles of their shoes? Read more