Fendi Shoe Highlights: Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016

Karl Lagerfeld once famously barbed that florals were for “middle-aged women with weight problems.” Well, that’s no longer the case, according to today’s bloom-covered footwear at Fendi. Of course, they were leather and fur flora here.

Cutout hybrid sandal-booties with slingback detail and substantial ankle wrap-tying had a thick slab sole. Not quite a platform, no, but a bit more heft than a single sole. The collection’s predominant  ’80s undertones (think big blouson silhouettes and broad shoulders) needed a bit of weight underfoot, after all.

For somewhat sportier types, there were also flatform pool slides. The palette was kept largely to black and white, with pops of red and khaki green.

While model Edie Campbell seemed to smirk as she struggled down the runway in wobbly heels at first, like this slightly piece-meal collection, she soon found a confident stride by end of show in scalloped and layered heels that securely and chicly bound the foot.

Fendi Spring 2016 Milan Fashion Week Fendi spring ’16 runway collection. Getty Images.

To see more of Fendi’s spring ’16 shoes, click through the gallery.

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For more of FN’s Milan Fashion Week coverage, see below:

Milan Fashion Week: Shoes of the Runway

No. 21 Shoe Highlights: Milan Fashion Week

The Top 5 Shoes From Gucci’s Spring 2016 Show

Wacky Western Boots At Fausto Puglisi Spring 2016

Milan Fashion Week: Shoe of the Day