The beginnings of Wakanda Forever – Footwear News
Lupita Nyong’o got bold at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 while promoting her upcoming movie, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” on Saturday. The Marvel movie, a sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther,” debuted its first trailer at the event featuring cast including Nyong’o, Michaela Cole, Mabel Cadena, Danai Gurira and Tenoch Huerta.
The Oscar-winning actress stepped out for the occasion in a fluid, color-blocked dress. The gauzy number featured rounded sleeves, a cinched waist and a high neck. Giving the piece an edge, flowing, pleated mixed panels with an asymmetrical hemline, as well as a thigh-high slit. Nyongo’s dress, accessorized with a gold ring, thin little hoop earrings and brown-rimmed glasses, was finished in a vibrant color palette of yellow, blue, magenta, green and black.
As for footwear, Nyong’o and her stylist Micaela Erlanger completed her look with a set of sleek Stuart Weitzman platform sandals. Nyong’o’s pair featured chunky block heels and rounded platform soles with satin uppers. To complete the pair, rounded toe straps reinforce the pair with more security and create a clean base for its colorful ensemble. The style was also the same pair the ‘Us’ star wore to Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ premiere earlier this month as well.
Platform sandals like Nyong’o’s have gained popularity due to their height-increasing heels and secure platform soles, as well as the added balance of the top straps. Pairs with stiletto and block heels have also grown in popularity, as seen in new styles from Aquazzura, Loeffler Randall and Schutz. Apart from Nyong’o, stars such as Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale have also attached themselves to platforms Larroudé, Andrea Wazen and Sophia Webster in recent weeks.
San Diego Comic-Con is an annual convention that brings awareness to movies, TV, comic books, and more in genres like action, sci-fi, and horror. This year’s occasion, held at the San Diego Convention Center, spans four days and is the series’ first live event since 2019. Forever, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, and Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power”.
Check out more celebrity arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con in the gallery.