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Platforms and Prada – the were the best dressed of Milan fashion week.
There is never a shortage of beautiful shoes on the streets in Milan and this season was no exception. As the shows were able to return to a pre-pandemic schedule, guests and attendees opted for colourful shoes, short mini skirts (the shape of the season) and of course platforms. Towering block heels that have grown to become the most hyped shoe style of 2022 is finally coming into fruition and where better to debut them, than the high heeled shoe capital that is Milan.
Sky high platform shoes that have been hyped as the it-shoe of 2022, and in Milan that was certainly the case. Valentino’s block heeled Tan-go pumps was a clear favourite, but you’ll also find the same kind of shoes by Versace, who is continuing to release version of their popular towering heels. Both will give you the look – choose wether you are a patent or satin kind of girl.
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Prada’s logo loafer that went viral in the previous seasons, is back in a glittery version. The glitter brogue comes in different colours and versions from a backless slipper to a heeled, more pretty pump. Originally launched for the festive season, but these embellished Prada’s are quickly becoming classics. Wear them with tights and a skirt, or dress them down with jeans.
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PRADA SLING-BACK PUMPS
The sling-back pumps that Prada debuted for SS21 has become a house classic. A fresh adaptation, with a wedge heel is the newest shape that will be hitting stores shortly. Choose from the asymmetric version, triangle logo pumps, or the original sorbet coloured kitten heel, which is not far off the latest version.
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Chunky chains on delicate sandals is a sartorial favourite and something we saw a lot during fashion week. Designers like Giuseppe Zanotti and Versace nails the trend of creating jewellery for your feet, where shoes take centre stage. A warm weather favourite that is as popular as ever.
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Pointy neon yellow shoes continues to be a fashion week hit. Paired with matching accessories, bright pumps are the perfect way to inject some energy into your wardrobe. Amina Muaddi and Jimmy Choo have lead the trend for seasons that will continue to be a hit for SS22, too.
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Minimal diamanté straps is something we’ve seen a lot on shoes, but a warm weather favourite that never dates. Signature to Italian designs with the perfect amount of understated glamour. Look for styles with thin straps with a leg-lengthening effect.
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We’ve spoken a lot about PVC pumps here and MFW was proof once again that this style is still going strong. Amina Muaddi has been a big advocate for this fun trend, but you’ll find notable version with shoe specialists like Jimmy Choo and Mach & Mach, to name a few.
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The wedge sandal is making a steady comeback. With the inbuilt extra comfort, the sturdy heel tends to be widely embraced. Prada introduced them on their now iconic sling-backs, while designers like Gia Borghini stayed true to a ‘half-wedge’ with their ongoing RHW collaboration. A style to watch, and perhaps invest in this spring.
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Fendi’s sculptural F-shaped heel is a fresh twist on minimal sandal by artistic director Kim Jones. From the previous seasons mule to a strappy sandal – the instantly recognisable F-heel is something you’ll only find at Fendi.
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PRADA PLATFORM BOOTS
The space-age boots from Prada’s AW21 collection came in a myriad of colours and kicked off the platform trend that is currently dominating the market. The distinct cutout heel sets their boots apart, is a comfortable version to the platform sandal. Invest in a piece of fashion history and wear them with skirt and dresses for the warmer months to come.
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