Milan Runway: Italian Dressing

Embellishments were looking pretty in Milan, with rosettes, tassels and filigree trumping the rough-and-tumble hardware of past seasons. But edgier styles still turned up. Metal plating, woven cords and chains rose to power, done in a mosaic-like fashion on Giuseppe Zanotti’s lavish ankle boots, and as an armored overlay on Versus’ stiletto sandals.