Because no two Fashion Weeks are alike and there’s no telling what variety of events a single day will hold, the ladies of our Fashion Office have a full arsenal of shoes at the ready. Here, we’ve asked them to narrow down their favorites to just two picks: The Showstopper, a fashion-forward heel with street style bait written all over it; and The Savior, the chic-yet-comfortable style they’ll be wearing for heavy-duty running around during the busy month ahead. When it comes to what’s on your feet, you can always have the best of both worlds.


Annie Chen
Senior Executive Buyer

The Savior: When I’m running around between shows, these black-on-black glitter sneakers keep me on the go without sacrificing style. They hold their own at the afterparty, too.

The Showstopper: Logo-mania is back! I’d pair these YSL stunners with a cropped flare or step-hem jean from Frame or GRLFRND to be sure to show them off!

fashion month shoes
MAISON MARGIELA Women’s Replica Glitter Sneakers / SAINT LAURENT Opium Patent Leather Pumps


Michal Kurtis
Fashion Office

The Savior: A chunky-heeled ankle bootie is my go-to Fashion Week travel staple. The camel color of this Chelsea boot will go far in my wardrobe, which is crucial considering the fact that shoes are always the bulk of the luggage’s weight.

The Showstopper: I’m drawn to the green hue and of-the-moment satin fabrication of Manolo’s Esparra sandals. And what better time to break out the mini pom-poms than for Fashion Week?

fashion month shoes
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Otaboo Suede Chelsea Boots / MANOLO BLAHNIK Esparra Satin Ankle-Tie Sandals


Jennifer Sunwoo
EVP GMM Womens

The Savior: This Mary Jane defies the style’s prim reputation, thanks to its heavy-duty functionality that will take me through three cities and countless shows and appointments. The plush velvet BNY version is truly versatile—I particularly love it when paired with jeans.

The Showstopper: I never shy away from a stiletto, even when I have the longest of days ahead of me. Tabitha Simmons’ heels are always comfortable, thanks to the cushioned sole, and here the scalloped edges and tassel details add an extra touch of femininity.

fashion month shoes
BARNEYS NEW YORK Mary Jane Pumps / Similar: TABITHA SIMMONS Farraday Suede Ankle Booties


Sarah Blair
SVP, DMM Women’s Accessories and Shoes

The Savior: Maison Margiela speaks to irreverent sophistication at its best. I love these distressed leather boots with their asymmetrical heels for when I’m going for a more chill vibe.

The Showstopper: Christian Louboutin’s Marylineska bow sandals in fire engine red will add an accent to any outfit during Fashion Week and make a punky-yet-refined statement.

fashion month shoes
MAISON MARGIELA Asymmetric-Heel Cracked Leather Knee Boots / CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Marylineska Eelskin & Suede Ankle-Strap Sandals


Marina Larroudé
Fashion Director

The Savior: These Marc Jacobs flats just make me happy! They manage to be a Showstopper and a Savior in the same shoe!

The Showstopper: I’m in love with Fabrizio Viti’s designs. His shoes are special and ultra-feminine, and the detailing really makes them stand out.

fashion month shoes
MARC JACOBS Embellished Ballerina Flats / FABRIZIO VITI Daisy-Appliquéd Pumps


Meisha Brown
Senior Buyer

The Savior: This mule is great for running around Paris to appointments, shows, and meetings. The blush suede goes with any outfit.

The Showstopper: This red sandal with just a hint of fringe makes any outfit stand out, which means it’s the perfect shoe to wear to the shows.

fashion month shoes
BARNEYS NEW YORK Suede Mules / GIANVITO ROSSI Fringed Caribe Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals


Alexa Seitz
Associate Buyer

The Savior: When looking for a new bootie for the season, comfort is the most important thing for me. These are not only perfect for running between shows and market appointments, but they also still make any outfit look special.

The Showstopper: I’m always drawn to feathers and could not resist these ostrich sandals, which have a classic Manolo silhouette.

fashion month shoes
AQUAZURRA Tristan Suede Ankle Booties / MANOLO BLAHNIK Eila Sandals


Jackie Kim
Fashion Assistant

The Savior: If fortune favors the bold, I’ll be due for a lucky treat while sporting these Prada neoprene sneakers. I love how eccentric the shoe is—perfect to pair with a sporty mini dress.

The Showstopper: Can I tell you that I have a thing for sock-shoes? The versatility and comfort of this knit style from Gianvito Rossi mean that I can wear them with any look.

fashion month shoes
PRADA Colorblocked Neoprene Side-Zip Sneakers / GIANVITO ROSSI Perforated Knit Ankle Booties


Hai Chung
Senior Buyer

The Savior: These loafer pumps feel so fresh and even a little irreverent this season. Fabrizio Viti’s line has great spirit and style, while still providing comfort during the course of a long day.

The Showstopper: We’re just launching Walter De Silva for Spring ’17, and the whole collection is sophisticated and sexy. This style, in particular, is understated and chic, with beautiful proportions and lines.

fashion month shoes
FABRIZIO VITI City Leather Loafer Pumps / WALTER DE SILVA Specchio Leather Crisscross-Strap Sandals


Adriana Berguer
Associate Buyer

The Savior: These shoes are serving retro vibes and modern sophistication at the same time. I love the super-low stacked heel, which is ideal for the Fashion Month marathon. And the white is so fresh and striking when paired with any outfit.

The Showstopper: What don’t these boots have? A gorgeous floral print, bright colors, neoprene, and an exaggerated pointed toe—they are so extravagant and fun. Every woman needs a shoe that goes with absolutely nothing, and therefore, goes with everything.

fashion month shoes
ALUMNAE Pointed-Toe Leather Flats / BALENCIAGA Floral Neoprene Ankle Booties


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