The shoes: Malone Souliers’ creative director, Mary Alice Malone, continued to focus on primarily single-soled pointy toe constructions and corsetry lacing for fall ’16. Key updates included velvets, campy pilgrim buckles on thigh-high flats and a series of shoes sprouting candy-hued cashmere fur.
The most striking styles came embroidered with East Indian motifs and a tiger print too. As per usual, the palette was left-of-center: with darks browns and sludge greens intermingling with rose, poppy and mint.
The verdict: While the brand’s signature shapes are flattering and still withstand fickle fashion trends, more work needs to be done on developing new ideas and shapes. The cashmere fur was a unique whim but it’s application could have been more considered, for example. Overall, the collection has a good core and continues to be one to watch.
To explore the rest of the Malone Souliers fall ’16 collection, click through the gallery