Although summer is on the way the weather is still a bit finicky and selecting an open-toe sandal or an all-weather boot can be the difference between having a good day or a terrible day. And if you live in New York, the city infamous for skipping spring and heading straight to summer, you’re definitely in a constant struggle between trusty ankle boots and your spring time sandals. This means boots are probably part of your year round wardrobe and it’s always a good time to look at the next boot trend.
With that in mind we thought to share one of fall’s biggest boot trends you should consider now, the mosaic heel.
Mosaics as an applied art has proven to be extremely versatile. Mosaics are used to decorate homes, public and commercial buildings and interiors, and yes even fashion. The largest form of applied mosaics are preserved in the provinces of North Africa, in the agricultural province of Africa Proconsularis (present-day northern Tunisia, northeastern Algeria, and western Libya).
More recently mosaics inspired by a 6th century Italian cathedral appeared on the Dolce & Gabbana fall 2013 runway in Milan. Mosaic designs were applied to flat and curved surfaces and used to cover large areas or to provide a simple accent or contrast.
For fall 2018 decorative heels reappeared on the runway and the mosaic heel in particular became one of Milan’s biggest trends. My favorite design came from Italian shoe atelier Baldinini who created a line of mosaic heeled boots that would surely liven up any outfit.
The matching handbags are just a bonus.