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.
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