The Spring/Summer Trend Report Featuring Thierry Rabotin
Feb 1st 2019
Reimagined for the upcoming seasons, the wedge heel proves its staying power.
Carrying over an obsession with color and texture mixing from the fall and winter seasons, the spring and summer runways were polarized. Some liked it hot, others went for more neutral tones, but everyone emphasized an eclectic use of textiles to make things that much more interesting. As always, we counted on footwear icon Thierry Rabotin to translate the trends for the everyday woman so that we could get in on the action. The wedge heel is their silhouette of inspiration and it’s back again in a big way for those who hate to love it. Thierry Rabotin challenges the stigma surrounding the wedge for being clunky and dated with two new styles characterized by distinctly contrasted personalities. Injected with contemporary Italian sensibility, Dinah and Daphne are lightweight, highly functional must-haves to snatch up now.
Constructed in creamy black suede, the playful Dinah is a new take on the classic Mary Jane and features three high-octane colored straps across the front and a buckled slingback strap. The wedge heel is supported by a double-stacked platform with treading for added stability and traction in any environment. Daphne is garden-fresh in a monochromatic white or black. This smart and restrained style is rendered in glossy patent leather and accented by an irene printed textile at the front for an exciting combination. Moisture-wicking Poron® memory foam and smooth leather fit the interior in for the all-day wear and comfort that you love. You’ll feel confident walking and standing in both shoes for extended periods due to their closed toes and shock-absorbent soles that evenly distribute impact across the bottom of your foot with every step that you take.
The versatility of Thierry Rabotin’s new wedge shoes is unrivaled. Dinah is ready for the weekend with its funky styling. Liven it up even further when you embrace the tie dye trend of the season with your favorite boyfriend jeans, a short-sleeved T-shirt with a trippy print, and a mini backpack for a fun look to go shopping with your best friends. Get prepped for date night with your sweetie in high-waisted pants awash in bright color coupled with a sleeveless cropped top for a 1980s inspired feel. Smash the glass ceiling in Daphne with slimming ponte-knit pants in navy blue or grey and a silk popover shirt perked up with bold jewelry. It effortlessly transitions to off-duty hours with a crochet knit top layered over a flared midi skirt and solid tank. Priced $430-495, they make perfect additions to your growing collection of Thierry Rabotin footwear!
Fall in love with new wedge shoes from Thierry Rabotin at Hanig’s! Try on your favorite pair at our Plaza del Lago shopping center location in Wilmette or in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. If online shopping is more your speed, purchase directly from the www.hanigs.com website and receive complimentary UPS ground shipping with every order that you place totaling $99.90 or more!