|From left, Alexander McQueen, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Balenciaga|
(7) You’ll Put
on a Pump.
The flats you saw during the New York collections are fine for trekking up Madison Avenue, but if you’re strolling St.-Honoré, consider a heel. Designers like Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, who’s made a strenuous case in seasons past for round, girlish flats, added inches this time; Marc Jacobs kept things low to the ground for his eponymous collection but went far more femme fatale at Louis Vuitton.
|From left, Louis Vuitton, Undercover, Junya Watanabe, Valentino, Hermes|
(8) You’ll Figure Out Your
And work on your angle. At Louis Vuitton, the toppers were extra-large; at Undercover, they were all fedoras. Valentino and Hermès amped up the newsboy cap that’s been so street-trendy in New York. The overall effect? A sexy, mysterious addition to the menswear trend.