Statement flatforms, bold flourishes and new proportions defined the footwear message in the Italian style capital. While athletic and casual sport-influenced styles still held a grip on the runways of Marni, Tod’s and MSGM, Milan’s most consistent catwalk message was the audible clomp of chunky, strappy, often strange flatforms, as seen at Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli and Sportmax, among others. Of course, high-note craftsmanship is where Italian designers can really show off, with intricate patchwork on Prada’s boots and clogs or holographic alligator heel motifs decorating the backs of shoes at Fendi. A supersize scale, such as Bally’s luxe and large clog sandals or No. 21’s extravagant satin bow mules, proved that when handled deftly and with a slight irreverence, more really is more indeed.