The shoe shade of the season? Stark white. It’s Carine Roitfeld’s current go-to, and it also popped up on multiple runways.
At Maison Margiela’s Paris Fashion Week presentation today, designer John Galliano applied the noncolor to clean stiletto mules, pumps and the house’s signature divided-toe Tabby boots. It gave a stark finishing touch to the outlandish, artfully askew, thought-provoking looks on display.
Less effective of a statement were the drawstring, ballooning version of said Tabby boots. Nobody wants to make their ankles look swollen, and these did just that. A version that sprouted feathers was worse still. Ditto the thong style worn with socks.
Tall tailored boots in crisp patent and python got things back on course. Asymmetrical belt and chain details, either applied to one boot or the other, had cool discord. They were uneven in the best way possible.
To see more looks from the collection, click through the gallery.