Fall Shoe Trend: Transparency.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2015
Transparency Trend: Alexander McQueen Fall 2015

Transparency was a major trend for the Summer 2015 fashion week season. And it continues into the Fall 2015 season as well. And, since we’re keeping score, it also crept onto the Spring 2016 runways.  So, I think it is safe to say, this is a trend that clearly has longevity.

But transparency didn’t just apply to gowns, shoe trends of all kinds were treated to PVC and mesh materials to create transparent shoes.  The best were the sophisticated and unusual shoe designs that focused on the meticulous and elaborate work of the shoe.  These shoes will make their way through fall, into the winter holiday, and the 2016 New Years Eve parties, and beyond.

Here is a selection of the best transparency shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana to Paul Andrew.

Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana’s sparkling gemstones shoe features an almond toe, rhinestone embellishments, scalloped details, a branded insole and beautifully etched heel stems.

Salvatore Ferragamo


Salvatore Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti transparency shoe includes Swarovski crystals embedded in the heel.

Stuart Weitzman

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Stuart Weitzman went for a modern shoe silhouette with this diamond and see-through bootie.

Paul Andrew


Designer Paul Andrew created a transparent PVC shoe with glass effect paired with ivory suede and hand encrusted Swarovski crystals.

Jimmy Choo


Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi created a sparkling shoe that was meant to have “a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions”.

Charlotte Olympia


Charlotte Olympia created a transparent platform shoe featuring her signature PVC and perspex materials with star and crystal adornments.

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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