MAGIC/FN Platform Preview: Leslie Gallin’s Top Footwear Trends to Know

In Industry News, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

The fashion industry will soon convene once again at MAGIC in Las Vegas, February 12-14, to get the scoop on the latest in fashion for the coming seasons. Accessories caught up with Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear at UBM Fashion, as she rounds up her top five favorite trends to watch for on the show floor at this February’s FN PLATFORM.



The wild, wild west is making a comeback! The humble boot made its debut on the catwalks and will soon be spotted just about everywhere with glitter accents and an ultra-feminine silhouette. Styled with femme mini dresses or shorts, this resurgence is one you can’t ignore!


The comfort style is here to stay! Sneakers have been a closet staple for several seasons now, however, fashion enthusiasts are moving away from the signature white look and opting for amped up appeal through embellishments! Expect to see various textures and colors laced with everything from gemstones and glitter to tufted feathers and studs. The upgraded trainer is the easiest accessory to elevate a simple day-to-day look! MAGIC/FN PLATFORM trendsPATENT LEATHER

Looking to turn heads? Shoes with patent leather finishes will do just that! The standout look offers a modern and fresh feel to traditional silhouettes. Perfect for the minimalist or those looking to shine, patent styles offer a sleek and effortless pop to any outfit. MAGIC/FN PLATFORM trendsGLITTER

Don’t throw away that bedazzler just yet! Fit for a princess, the most glam of looks is making its way into styles of many forms. Spotted on boots, pumps and even flats, glitter shoes will be everywhere in the coming seasons. Go classic with a simple black dress and sparkling pumps or create the perfect juxtaposition between rigid cargo pants and glitzy, chunky boots. MAGIC/FN PLATFORM trendsMID-RISE HEEL

Say ‘goodbye’ to sky high pumps! Elegant and refined, the most feminine of shoe trends has made its way back – the mid-rise heel. Comfortable yet womanly, mid-rise heels offer the ability to easily transition from day to night!

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