From August 14th to 16th, 2017, the fashion industry will come together in Las Vegas for a brand-new edition of MAGIC and FN PLATFORM, where companies and brands will showcase eye-catching collections and provide a comprehensive overview of the most interesting fashion trends for the upcoming seasons. We chatted with Leslie Gallin, president of the footwear division at UBM Fashion Group, about what to expect: “Many of the most coveted styles are embracing comfort and functionality. This can be seen in the feminine yet practical silhouette of the kitten heel. Booties have remained a staple as have sneakers; however, designers are using bold colors and embellishments to elevate the look.” 

Here below you can find a sneak peak of her top five favourite shoe styles and models.

1) Embellished Sneakers

Embellishments are making their way onto the casual-cool sneaker: the added flare dresses up  this comfy style for a modern, fashion-forward look. 

2) Kitten Heels

The low heel trend is staying put: this traditional silhouette has become the season’s winning style allowing for both comfort and sophistication.


3)   Loafers

This sleek style has been elevated to cult status. Offering the perfect balance of feminine-appeal and menswear inspired, the loafer trend can be found in a variety of styles – think bold colors, block heels and pointed toes, just to name a few.

 4) Men’s Casual

From work to weekend casual, this style is the epitome of versatility!

5) Booties 

One of the biggest and best shoe trends, The Bootie. This look has proven itself throughout all of the seasons and continues to be a closet staple: look out for new styles with embroidery, pearl details or metallic colors.