Lace-up detailing has been gaining momentum the last couple of years, but Fall 2014 saw its peak. Dolce & Gabbana led the charge with floaty chiffon dresses cinched with bustiers, Raf Simons sent out laced-up tailored sheaths, while Balenciaga and Emilio Pucci nailed whipstitch leather jackets. But it was the lace-up shoes stomping down the runways that really stole the show, from Burberry‘s painted booties to Antonio Berardi‘s over-the-knee bondage boots. Who’s ready to be tied up?
Maria Denardo is the Fashion Director at theFashionSpot. Prior to joining tFS, she worked as the Site Director at Lifestyle Mirror and the Senior Fashion Editor at Fashion Week Daily. Her "unhealthy attachment" to hats led her to the halls of FIT, where she's currently completing her millinery certification. She proves that turbans never, ever go out of style.