Metal accents started being de rigueur a few seasons ago, but it was mostly on heels and sandals. Yves Saint Laurent’s (when it was still Yves Saint Laurent) Spring 2012 collection had those epic pairs of pumps with the gold plates, which caused Style.com’s Tim Blanks to note, “The shoes! The shoes! Front-rowers Kylie Minogue and Elettra Wiedemann could barely tear their… [MORE] eyes away from the footwear.” Chloe took modern Grecian chic to the next level with pairs of demi-heels and sandals with metal straps about the ankle. Even Lanvin got into the metal cuff game. Giuseppe Zanotti, however, is adding major style to streetwear with these leather sneaks (seen above) featuring gold wraparound bands. And to think this whole time we never knew what our kicks were missing.
(Photo courtesy of oraclefox. Text by Jenny Bahn)