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Posted on April 03, 2013
Brian Atwood’s colorful spring 2013 collection.
[Photo Credit: brianatwood.com]
NAY! These are a tacky mess.
No. More. Stripper. Platforms.
I agree! These colors would look so amazing with a smaller platform and heel. It’s a shame, I see the shape and totally ignore them.
If that first shoe was a flat, I would buy it in a heartbeat
My very first thought! When will the stripper platforms die??
My very first thought: perfect shoes for Rue Paul Drag Race, thus conflating two of T&Lo’s postings.
In nearly every case I look and think, “Gee, that would be so much better without the platform.
This x 1000!
Seriously. Yes. I really thought they were on their way out. I think they always look stripper-tacky. On celebs, on models, on “regular people”. Just no.
I thought I was the only one. They’re hideous.
When I was little my mum told me platforms were for people who had a short leg and the other one normal and from that moment it is all I can see
Well… they look quite refined compared to the TB mess offered up yesterday.
the platform is dead. sorry, brian atwood. it’s so last year.
I’m so over platforms. Yuck.
Qualified YAY – exceptions are ALL the models with applique flowers and what not. What IS it with high end shoemakers with the applique nonsense for Spring? Not a fan of the trend.
I would really love to know who decided that people should or would pay high-end prices for craft projects.
They’re baaaaaack! Hello, Spice Girl shoes! How was your trip up from the late 90s?
Officially over platforms, and even if I ignore that the yellow and blue print ones in the middle are the only ones I remotely like.
I feel like I should be listening to “Groove is in the Heart” while looking at this collection.
I feel like we should all be listening to Groove is in the Heart just because it makes you feel so damn good. Off to YouTube….
My fried and I were just taking a break watching Soul Train – Chakha Khan. Best mood lifter EVER.
There is no better show now or ever in the history of mankind than Soul Train. It never disappoints, and is ALWAYS GROOVY. You have made me happy just mentioning it.
Lady Miss Kier realness
And I just did
Not my era, but it had me bopping along and smiling.
That song is now stuck in my head. But it’s a classic, so thanks. The shoes, not so much.
NO: They’re KC and the Sunshine Band Boogie shoes. I love the 70s but the Soul Train fashion forward 70s
If I were a stunning Latina lady, living up the high life in Miami (or a fabulously cha cha drag queen), I would love these shoes.
But I am not, and so, I do not.
They certainly are festive; I’ll grant them that. The colors are right for spring but I have a hard time with the concept of suede sandals. I don’t know why it bothers me but it does.
ugh, we need a moratorium on platforms…
“Strippers From Around The Globe”
How very Victoria’s Secret Runway Show.
Clomp clomp clomp. Blech. Stop already with the damn platforms!
For your inner Carmen Miranda.
I’m with the rest of the group here – no more platforms!! There is no way to walk in these without looking tortured. And they really aren’t aesthetically pleasing either.
They are just so inelegant!
That is the word.
Hunty, I have been making over-the-top over-embellished shoes for Mardi Gras bal costumes for the past 25 years, but I never imagined that similar looks would be produced as “real” shoes. Parrots, flowers, dragonflies…It appears that crazy shoes are the new Judith Leiber pavéd bag.
a fellow new orleanian! yeay:)
Do imagine the French Quarter sidewalks trapping these heels and never letting go. (Wearable art to go with the statuary at the Aquarium.)
My perfect feet self with money to burn would wear the cork/swirlies pair and the silvery pair with the same swirlies in color, and the 3rd pair from bottom in cobalt, purple, chartreuse, and greeny teal/turquoise. Don’t care for the floral appliques.
I just wrote this whole thing about how form should follow function, even in fashion, but it got too long and ranty so I deleted it. Let me just say that these are ugly shoes.
I’m pretty sure I owned some of these shoes in the early 70′s.
More craft projects disguised as lethal footware. Honestly, who wears these heels?
Can’t the peep-toe platform hoof please die and never come back? I understand that shorter people like adding some height, but egads, these are ugly shoes.
If you are so short that you need an extra 6-inches, you probably shouldn’t wear these anyway or you’ll look like you’re on stilts.
Fun and funky.
So very over the cartoon stripper platform thing.
Hate them all
It’s like there are 4 different collections of shoes here. I don’t know who was in charge of presenting this collection, but they need to be fired or demoted to intern level.
And enough with the 12 inch platforms
Agree. Hate platforms. Also agree it looks like more than one collection. I kinda like the ones that interplay the solid colors like the first one. The flower glued ones look like a separate collection as do the printed platforms. The rest area mishmash.
Huh. Maggie pretty much said it all in the first comment, but did anyone else notice that on the second pair (the only ones without the stupid platform), the floral embellishment is actually dragging on the ground? That’ll be fun to clean the dogshit off of.
Well, if everybody else hates them, that leaves more for me!
Actually, I only need the black ones with the gold trim flowers and the lime green/purple ones. My birthday will be here soon…pleaaaaase?
lol as i was scrolling through i was like “want…want…want…OMG WANT.” i’d wear every single one & be thrilled to do so!
If you told me these were Jessica Simpson shoes, I’d have believed it. Not special.
Not for me, only Katy Perry has enough “je ne sais quoi” to wear them
These must be kept away from Ms. Perry; she’s still trying to rehab from dressing like a 9-yr-old, and these creations would likely make her relapse.
Those purple snakeskin ones are the most hideous shoes I’ve seen in a while. Agree with the general consensus that the platforms are OVER.
Ah, so apparently Brian Atwood hired all the people who used to design Kaboodles in the 1990s.
Bedazzled platforms are next…
I like the bright colors. Definitely for summer and spring, but I wonder what clothes would be worn with them. No one is making retro 70′s clothing.
This would be a fabulous collection without the platforms.
Ship these off to the Miss Universe contestants so they can wear them with their national costumes, please! They are just too much.
And then Vegas could bet on which nations would fall on the runway when these heels and froufrau get caught in the National costumes.
These all scream “Charo!” to me.
Stripper shoes gone Etsy.
Too many tickery-tackery accessories this season, it seems.
Designers, I expect better from you. *wags finger*
These do not look high end. I feel like I could do much better at Anthroplogie. The only ones that are at all interesting are the cork . . .
Sad to say – I really like half of these. 4,7,9,10,12…
the 2nd shoe from the top is pretty, the rest are just stripper shoes.
Love the color blocked ones, but the flower ones are pretty hideous.
These would all be like 100x more chic without the platforms.
I love me a chunky heel and a platform, but NOT a steep high heel. I think most of these shoes would look much cuter if they took that heel down.
Agreed. I have a fun pair of platform heels, but with the platform, it’s only about 3 inches, which is very manageable for the dance party I wear them to. There’s just no need for such torturous heel heights.
These shoes should come with a free strip of condoms.
I loves me a colorful shoe & playful is all well & good but these shoes are the equivalent of the idiots who think that women’s trousers don’t need pockets. Women need to function in the world, people. These are the larky embellished equivalent of foot-binding. And gosh wasn’t THAT a hoot and a half.
They probably look ridiculous when worn, but they’re fun to look at.
Chic porn star.
It was funny seeing this post yesterday, then watching Rachel last night go through Brian’s store (with him there, natch) and declaring that the shoes “are everything”. I also thought it was really cute (even if totally staged) when they presented Sky with a box of animal cookies on a silver platter!
I fully anticipate seeing some of these worn by the next crop of Miss World contestants.
I’ll take the first pair, and the black ones with the black/gold flower thingies on the heel, but the rest? I can’t wait to see them on the ladies of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
I would adore every single one of these shoes if they didn’t have that stupid, ankle-spraining platform on every single one. As is, I merely like them a lot.
I just love these colors, especially the first one. For me, orange and pink together are the Mod Barbie colors of my childhood dreams. I just wish they weren’t so tall and trashy.
Well, they’re certainly colorful, I’ll give them that.
I’m a sucker for gaudy, colorful things as long as they’re tasteful. Heh.
As my husband just said to our son, there’s ugly and then there’s butt-ugly. These are both, IMO.
i need a wealthy benefactor to purchase these for me.
Punky Brewster grew up to be a stripper?
Platforms are awesome. I hate these shoes though.
Perfect disco wear.