Paris Runway: Menswear Inspirations

Androgeny is coming on strong for fall, with designers adapting men’s loafers, oxfords, monk straps and even desert boots to silhouettes intended for the fairer sex. Balenciaga’s patent color-blocked loafers with graphic metal collage heels, for instance, stood out from the pack, while Celine’s chunky heeled suede versions and Nicholas Kirkwood’s kiltie-adorned ankle boots appeared equally compelling.