Sporty Spice Footwear

March 05, 2012 | by —rebecca malinsky | Style & Beauty

White perforated-brass Kasia square clutch, Stella McCartney ($1,395), 8823 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-273-7051. White perforated sandal, Fendi ($760), South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-751-1111.

While pretty pastels and ladylike silhouettes may adorn spring’s most fashionable frocks, shoes and handbags are taking a structural twist, as clean lines and sport influences dominate the accessories market for Spring 2012. Designers are taking inspiration from a range of places, from putting greens to the primary colors on a varsity jacket. Italian fashion house Fendi adorned heels and flats with perforated leather—reminiscent of a high school football jersey—fastened with bows in red, blue, green, and shiny gold. Stella McCartney’s laser-cut metal clutch in glossy white is likewise perforated on a rounded shell, a playful effect that resembles a golf ball. Meanwhile, Céline’s color-blocked portfolio—diagonally separated into four triangular sections of white, red, blue, and golden yellow—conjures up images of nautical flags and makes us think of sailing away on the Pacific.



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