There’s no such thing as a subdued number this fashion season because you cannot possibly step out of the house in a pair of shoes that isn’t designed to be a conversation piece.
Are we doing colours? The brighter the better. In contrast or solids, as bold as possible is the way to go.
And it being “spring”, we’ve got to have flowers on our shoes, and they must be applique as per Fendi with its colourful selection on solid black, or Lanvin that matches its flowers to its shoe colour.
There’s never a dull moment with all the detailing going on. Dries Van Noten gives blue velvet a touch of glamour with embellishment while Gucci throws everything in the mix with studs and stones.
How about feathers? Moschino channels showgirl vibes with the marabou effect on the heels. But if fluff just isn’t you, go with Gucci and have gold bullet spikes running up from the bottom of the heel to the top.
When it comes to heels, you can either choose block or mule. If it’s a block heel, make it a contrast colour to the rest of the shoe as seen by Gucci, Lanvin and Marni. Solid colour is a preferred choice in velvet as done by Dries Van Noten that goes for curves from heel to shoe.
We love laces in variation; Chanel is all silver python and PVC, Louis Vuitton does a loafer with a mule and Ferragamo has laces that run up the calves.
Big buckles are the way to go for Dior and Gucci. And when it comes to a hybrid of styles, look to Marni and Chanel who veer somewhere between a mule and boot.
It’s the season of ostentation and the only way to step into spring is to walk on the wild side.