Feathers are proving to be one of spring season’s hottest embellishments on shoes, whether one likes it or not.
House of Holland did it first, and now No. 21 has sent feathered footwear down the runway at Milan Fashion Week as well.
Designer Alessandro Dell’acqua added various feathers to his sandal styles, which came in both mule and flat versions in embossed snakeskin. Some shoes even went a step further with a row of tassels, which made the silhouettes extra bulky, or a leather kiltie detail on the front.
All of the runway footwear here was styled with thin wool leg warmers. Compared with the brand’s previous season of satin-bowed shoes, the footwear approach for spring ’16 was decidedly more fall-appropriate (believe it or not, feathers can get quite hot to wear). But judging by the experimental designs of Dell’acqua’s shoes, something tells us he’s not one to typically follow rules — so why should he start now?
For more of No. 21’s spring ’16 shoes, click through the gallery.
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