Bill Blass is not new to my radar but has been capturing my attention more and more. Always a sucker for anything sparkly, I was drawn the Blass’ Fall Winter 2017 footwear collection, with includes over 40 new styles with my favorite seen above.
“For FW17, it was really about relooking at styles our customers loved from Spring and seeing them through a Fall-Winter lens” says Bill Blass creative director Chris Benz. “Sandals were built up with stitched leather welting and sawtooth rubber soles; sparkly embellishments took a darker turn with jewel tones and evening hues”. Benz notes that the new styles are mainly built on a brushed vachetta stack heel and sole “for casual spirit.”
The brand’s hallmark embellishments and special detailing carry through in on-trend new season shapes: pointed toe flats, kitten heels, ankle strap flats and heels, lace-up boots, knee-high boots, creeper booties and many more. Bright gold, silver and wine break up a neutral, wintery palette. Special fabrications such as velvet, tinsel tweed, hair calf, dark denim, and novelty fur accents provide highlights of the fashion-forward yet highly wearable range.
Bill Blass FW2017 will be available July 2017 at select department stores, specialty boutiques and through billblass.com.