Brian Atwood is back designing the shoes for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Here’s a first look.
Brian Atwood’s shoes are sure to steal the show on the Victoria’s Secret runway.
After taking place abroad two years in a row, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is headed back to New York, and Brian Atwood is designing the statement-making shoe looks once again.
For the fourth time, Atwood has been tasked to create a collection of heels for top models including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell and more.
And while the event’s signature angel wings are hard to compete with, the dramatic shoes have stolen the spotlight in years past.
“It’s the best fashion show for shoes,” Atwood told FN. “It’s always inspiring, and when you do these, it’s always over the top, and you can be open to create, whether it’s with materials, embroideries, colors or patchworks.”
Viewers can expect sandals — specifically, ones covered in ostrich feathers — ankle boots and thigh-high heels. Atwood said, “[There will be] beautiful crystal embroidery on some and sandals that are dreamlike.”
Although he remained tight-lipped on the themes, he revealed that there will be a tartanfilled section inspired by the English countryside.
Atwood added, “We always have the sexy dark angel, femme fatale [segment]. That’s always really fun to do.” It’s also safe to say New York City’s edge will be an inspiration, with many shoe styles seen in leather.
Most importantly, there will be no sneakers in sight. It’s all about the sexy high heel, according to the shoe designer.
“[The models] can walk on anything,” Atwood said. “It’s great to see them up there rocking my heels, [but] it’s always nerve-racking, especially when I’m at the show looking at the heels thinking, ‘Don’t break.’”
The show will be filmed this month and air on ABC on Dec. 2.
A sketch of Brian Atwood’s Victoria’s Secret show shoes
A Brian Atwood sketch