Phillip Lim’s Boots Keep Us En Pointe

September 10, 2012 • By Karla Mae

The severe, modern style may not have many fans, but there are those who can make believers out of traditionalists. Phillip Lim is one of those geniuses, merging his penchant for classics with gashes and slashes of unexpected twists in color, texture, and shape.

Peggy Ankle Booties, $695

This season, it looks like he’s bringing the pointy toe back — but more sharpened and couture than ever. He emphasizes the shape with inset platforms and cutout detailing.

Kadie Cut-Out Booties, $550

He uses sleek patent leather and runs raised seams through them to reiterate the gorgeous clash of material and workmanship.

Peggy Metallic Ankle Booties, $725

Delia Chelsea Booties, $575

Finally, he even challenges retro styles, such as oxfords and loafers, proving that if there is somebody who can recreate them for this millenium, then he is the man for the job.

Esther Oxford Pumps, $525

Delia Zip Monk Strap Booties, $650

See more of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s pointed designs, boots, and more at Shopbop.