Though I hate to feed into the terribly on point stereotypes about myself–that is to say: premature Carrie Bradshaw, shoe hoarder, freak who lives with parents in effort to afford shoes, juggler of many disposable talents, what we have here, as in, the photographed below–this won’t turn into a self evaluation of sorts–is the forerunning reason in form of platformthat the chunky heel ain’t dead. In a sea of frail, elegant, near-ground heels, it’s quite refreshing to see (hehe) a shoe that may keep us far off the ground. And that notion just comes to show how quickly things can become fresh again in the fashion space. If this were a mere six months ago, these particular guys may have rendered dime a dozen, plain, a mere pun-induced step from Steve Madden knock off. Today though: sartorial genius. Now, the pertinent question here is: do I–and when I say I, I mean we–feed into this brand of trend, right now?
It was only but a couple months ago that I was advocating the return of pumps. It should be noted that Rochas is, however, most certainly having a moment. I’d even argue it’s one of the more relevant design houses in fashion right now. The silhouette is likely not going anywhere–you remember the chunky Miu Miu loafers clad in different sized cinder-block of the exotic skin variety that were shown for next Fall, right? Longevity, check. But is this a case of rose colored eye-wear skewing the image before us? I think not but my opinion is only as valuable at the thoughtfulness you inject into it, so, do offer your sense (and cents.) No, really, they’re $850. Via Net-a-Porter. Discuss.
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