The further East I go, the more shoes I love. London’s Fall’09 collections failed to please me, but Milan’s accessories, made up for that. Extremely high heels and platforms ruled the catwalks in Milan.
Add outrageous amounts of bangles, oversize sunglasses and statement handbags to hold all of the above, you get a woman who is not to be reckoned with.
It seems as though each designer wanted to make more of a statement using the shoes in their collection than the clothes this coming spring.
Giambattista Valli gave us a new form of platform and sexy pumps rolled up into one, that had to be over 5 inches high. ”Pile it on,” was what the heels for Louis Vuitton would say, if they can speak. Dolce & Gabbana created training heels for us this Spring and Prada and Marni wanted us to wear socks or tights with their creations. With the economy being the way it is right now, designers couldn’t hold back, they had to give us more than the clothes to chose from.
We get more wear out of our shoes, than clothes anyway, so when you buy one of the unique pair of shoes from your favorite designer this spring, know this, you’ll be walking in a pair of art pieces.