Santoni’s presentation was a bit of a head scratcher at first at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. Where were the shoes from this venerable footwear brand? The answer could be found in the back corner of the presentation space, in one small plexi box. Guest designer Marco Zanini (formerly of Rochas) had chosen a classic edit of Santoni brogues and boots, mostly in croc. But they were hardly given pride of place. The real news was the interesting bit of outerwear hung around the space. Apparently, the company is dipping its toe into apparel. More to come.
Over at Casadei, designer Cesare Casadei was on a glamorous roll — be it with red-carpet blade heels redone in animal prints, après ski and mountaineering boots kitted out in colorful fur, or mink-lined mules and booties with heels inspired by the Byzantine crown jewels. “To me, women should be treated like royalty,” said Casadei, “and what better way than with beautiful, special shoes.” Doubtful that many will argue with that logic. He also debuted a new capsule — more on that here.
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To view more of Santoni and Casadei’s shoes, click through the gallery.