January 9, 2017
Get a sneak peek at the top Fall Winter 2017/18 looks with The Reveal, FFANY’s new trend area which debuted at the recent New York Shoe Expo. Curated by Jenn Rogien, costume designer for HBO’s “Girls” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” The Reveal presents seven of the most important footwear trends for next season.
The trends focused on innovations in footwear technology, mixed materials, unique soles, texture, artistic embellishments, fantastical designs from the runway and updated classic fall silhouettes in fresh, new colorways.
KEY TRENDS SNAPSHOT:
is a color story highlighting the “best of” the fall/winter 17/18 color themes that are fashion-forward in style and silhouette.
showcases the best of the opulent, adorned, bejeweled and sculptured footwear available.
the truly avant-garde of footwear design, these (un)wearable art pieces include shoes that spark the imagination and push the limits.
mixed media is all about the mash-up.
focuses on the bottom of the shoe—the cool, interesting, and functional.
highlighting the use of technology in footwear, these styles incorporate emerging technologies and new materials.
texture is all about footwear that makes us want to touch and wear it.
Trends were presented in a gallery-like space both digitally and physically using samples and images submitted by FFANY members. The installation was unveiled on the opening day of the New York Shoe Expo on Nov. 30 with a VIP and press reception hosted by Rogien.
In case you missed it, get the full scoop on the trends and product with The Reveal Video:
Be a part of the interactive exhibit “The Reveal” presented by FFANY – featuring seasonal trends in footwear curated Jenn Rogien, costume designer for HBO’s “Girls” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”. Check out this quick video!
As Seen In:
CBS NY News: New York Shoe Show Highlights Hottest Footwear Styles
Vampfootwear.com: What’s Hot for Fall ’17? Find out at The Reveal
FDRA Shoe-Inn Podcast: Shoe-In at the Big Reveal: Talking Trends with Jenn Rogien at FFANY’s 2017 Fashion Exhibit
Press Release: FFANY Debuts The Reveal – New York Shoe Expo
Retailers – it’s time to make appointments! Check out the fabulous roster of member brands participating in the upcoming New York Shoe Expo at the NY Hilton Midtown, February 6-8, and market week, February 5-9. Many NY showrooms are open all week: Monday – Friday. You can also utilize the FFANY App to download the show directory on your iPhone or iPad, available free at the App store, search keyword FFANY.
Looking to gain knowledge and skills in the world of shoemaking? FFANY is proud to partner with the experts at Arsutoria School to bring the 5-day course “The Art of Shoemaking” to Los Angeles from March 12-16. A big thank you to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, who is offering a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education – learn more.