You know when you somehow or another become fixated on a single piece/collection/label and you find yourself thinking about it, well…all the time? Like in class, at your desk, while running on the treadmill, etc? It’s been awhile since I’ve experienced these obsessive thoughts (Dion Lee, Dion Lee, Dion Lee) but am beginning to feel the pangs of a brand-new and quite possibly unhealthy obsession with the colour block heels from Balenciaga’s Fall 2010 collection. To me, these heels are a rare hybrid: shoes that are both exquisite art pieces (think McQueen’s “armadillos”) but unlike the armadillos, they are actually wearable.
Personally, I think the appeal of these heels is in their colours and composition…though these shoes are “on trend” and not necessarily traditional, there’s something so organic about them that I could see them being worn again and again for seasons to come. Like any other creative form (interior design, art, architecture, etc), I love when things are very modern and yet still natural and organic. These shoes are exactly that: strikingly modern but with the strange potential to become classics.