How the ’90s Platform Got Remade for Resort 2018

Get ready for liftoff. For resort ’18, women’s brands embraced the ’90s-inspired platform sandal — but with a new twist. Bold colors and refined embellishments offered a fresh interpretation of the classic style.

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Paul Andrew platform with a mirrored sole.
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Whereas the ’90s platforms were all about minimalism, these new sandals are more maximalist. Case and point: Circus by Sam Edelman’s velvet platform style, which is embellished with whimsical motifs. The same goes for Frances Valentine’s satin platform style, which has an oversized bow detail.

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Sophia Webster satin embellished platforms.
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And then there’s the staggering height. Laurence Dacade took the platform to new heights, debuting a sky-high style in a sprightly orange leather. Paul Andrew added a mirror sole onto its metallic platform — for a dash of disco fever.

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Laurence Dacade leather platform.
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Nine West frayed-denim platform sandal.
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Frances Valentine satin bow-embellished sandal.
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