Trend Report: A Fall Less Ordinary with Gaya

Aug 3rd 2018

After the excitement dies down and the oohs and ahhs quiet, it’s time for us to interpret the trends of the runway for the everyday woman. Forecasted for the fall is tactility: expert textile mixing as the name of the game! You can bet on an influx of textured materials and funky amalgamations throughout the season. We’re gushing over the combinations of coated leathers, glitzy embroidery, technical knitwear, and liquid-like finishes that are making their way onto shoes. Designers are daring us to take the season’s neutral cashmere sweaters and woolen skirts to never-before-seen heights by playing around with surface interest on our feet! This “everything but the kitchen sink” aesthetic is quite adventurous. Feeling intimidated? We’ve got just the solution.

Get ready to let your look fall flat with Thierry Rabotin’s Gaya. Gaya is a multicolored flat shoe that combines three big autumn trends to deliver a major impact. Color-blocking, multiple textures, and various textiles come together in two options. ‘Black peach’ features burgundy red and midnight blue suede panels around the toe and counter sides with a black microfiber vamp. The second version stands out with a metallic diamond pattern at the heel, a lacquered leather front, and a blue throat. Gaya’s asymmetrically wrapped knit detail comes up high on the foot for a secure fit. The striped wedge heel is of a modest height but still provides the subtle elegance made a signature by the Italian designer. This slip-on is then luxuriously cushioned with a Poron® Comfort footbed and seamless leather interior for the all-day comfort you’ve come to know and love from the selection at Hanig’s.

Gaya’s fusion of jewel-inspired hues teams up perfectly with the array of stylish pieces you already have on hold in your closet. Glam up a basic waistcoat and turtleneck sweater layered over fitted jeans with the blue colorway for a look that’s anything but ho-hum. The ‘black peach’ version transforms an intarsia knit sweater pulled over a tunic shirt with incredible ease for work or running errands around town. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope and embrace the imminent eclecticism of the season by pairing either color with untamed animal prints, too. Make an easy style statement with either a leopard print pony hair satchel bag or snakeskin patterned scarf. Whether you go simple or all out, Gaya’s chic boldness will take your chilly season looks to new levels. Who knows? It might inspire you to get more experimental with your styling choices for the entire year.

Dive into the mixed-textile trend of autumn with Thierry Rabotin shoe, the Gaya flat! When you purchase directly from the website, you’ll receive free UPS ground shipping with your order. You can also find Gaya 2264 and other similar fall season shoe styles at either one of our conveniently located Chicagoland stores. Visit us at our Michigan Avenue location at Delaware Place in downtown Chicago or at Plaza del Lago in suburban Wilmette to try on a pair today!