We’re approaching the end of fashion month and while spring ready-to-wear trends have taken shape, one thing is for sure in the world of accessories, SS13 is the season for Donald Judd-inspired footwear. Famed minimalist sculptor Donald Judd’s most celebrated body of work, Stacks (pictured above) uses spare geometric forms to create a unified whole, similar to the cutouts of his boot counterparts. Judd depends on blank space to inhabit the nature of his work just as the boots below rely on the wearer’s foot and leg to maintain appropriate form.
Few designers have attempted a proper gladiator sandal since Mr.Lagerfeld nailed the style in his 2007 Chanel resort collection – a shoe that my mother made clear was entirely inappropriate for a fourteen year old to own yet I yearned for nonetheless. It seems to me that spring/summer 2013 is my season for footwear redemption. In addition to a pair of the boots below all you need is Alexander Wang’s SS13 look 27 and fingers full of Repossi’s Berbère rings to truly do Judd justice.
Acne spring/summer 2013
Alexander Wang spring/summer 2013
Altuzarra spring/summer 2013
Edun spring/summer 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier spring/summer 2013
Narciso Rodriguez spring/summer 2013
Proenza Schouler spring/summer 2013
Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2013
Roberto Cavalli spring/summer 2013
Versace spring/summer 2013