FN’s fashion editor reports from the footwear front lines in London, Milan and Paris.
Since becoming creative director at Robert Clergerie, Roland Mouret has been applying his footwear prowess to his signature label. Multi-strap suede sandals in an array of color combos mixed and clashed with his ready-to-wear accordingly. Perky pastels tempered with steady neutrals is a big trend this season, from the feet up.
Carven’s collection was inspired by aviation, and the shoes were no exception. Airline hues, ticking and 1960s-era stewardess uniforms all factored in, as seen in these patent flats. The mod squared-off toe is another important new shape to note this season.
A visit to Café de Flores is a Paris must, made all the more so by trench coat designer Dryce Lahssan’s brunch presentation there. While he doesn’t do footwear (yet), quality outerwear and shoes go hand in hand — the two most important investments for one’s wardrobe.
Impossible to miss, Barbara Bui’s highly reflective pointed lug-sole oxfords would be a safe choice for cycling home late at night. Novelty sole treatments are another trend with growing momentum this season.
Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping is a highly original colorist. The unusual pairing of yolk and brown was given a purposeful élan via the coordinated buckled sandals.