Accessories in Milan did not disappoint as brands emphasized heritage and craftsmanship.
Here is a look at some of the labels in town.
While many designers are segregating casual and formal, not so Giuseppe Zanotti. “We need to open another door to connect the formal with the sneaker world and push them closer together to create a new standard of shoe,” he said. Loafers came in tie-dye crystal, Chelsea boots were done in tie-dye canvas and new runners in suede and croco did exactly that.
At Church’s, following the success of the best-selling CH sneaker that launched last season, the Prada-owned heritage house has gone back to its roots as a supplier to the British army. New for spring is a canvas desert boot called Docklow, reproduced from the archives that’s light and water-resistant just like the colonial-era original.
Santoni’s Unica shoe was a tribute to Italian craftsmanship, made from one single piece of leather, and the company developed a gradient effect that shifted from the intense tones of the sole moving to lighter ones upward. Inspired by the desert, derby shoes, loafers, ankle and desert boots came in soft unlined suede or elk offered in natural shades of sandy hues.
Jimmy Choo‘s Sandra Choi took Marvin Gaye’s eclectic L.A. style as her inspiration for this cool collection that mixed high, low — and bling — with panache. It offered a broad range of sneakers, ranging from plimsolls to the Diamond chunky sole style. Lightweight, supple loafers came with little gold charm chains, Jimmy Choo coins instead of pennies and American West-inspired studs. Chunky lace-up shoes channeled the city’s beach-dwelling artists: Some styles were dip-dyed, with no two shoes alike, while others came in a sun-bleached baby pink or blue.