Milan Shoe of the Day: Dolce & Gabbana

Milan Shoe of the Day: Dolce
A spring '12 runway look from Dolce & Gabbana

Modern takes on classic feminine footwear were key at Dolce & Gabbana again this season, where on Sunday the designers aimed to capture a “typically Italian joyful spirit” while continuing to look forward. Traditional detailing, namely embroidery and fishnet-inspired uppers, recalled eras past, while unexpected details such as transparent panels and woven platforms added interest as the models strutted down the runway to the lively “Mambo Italiano,” sung by Sofia Loren. This not-so-classic Mary Jane pump is notable for its successful combination of skin-baring crochet, a textured chunky heel and contrast patent strap for a fresh ladylike look.