With its warm and soft touch, velvet is normally associated with winter, but this year, it is ready for a new challenge and appears on the SS catwalks. And it does so by focusing on shoes, a fashion statement that can easily change the mood, and therefore also the success of an outfit. Ranging between classic and decidedly more eccentric styles.
Dries Van Noten brings to the runway thin strappy sandals in bright colours, in perfect contrast with the delicate nuances of the collection.
Dolce & Gabbana also propose velvet sandals, but enriched with jewel appliqués that emphasize the opulent charm of the fabric. A reinterpretation of Mary-janes, that’s what Bottega Veneta and Antonio Marras present. The strap that characterizes this type of shoe, in fact, is renewed in fine braided leather with metal studs in the first case and in oversized proportions in the second, completed with a sculptural heel.
The Valentino fashion house sticks to tradition and proposes candy coloured, hyper-feminine velvet pumps with matching bow and side see-through inserts. Fabulous shoe that make women dream and that seems to be made either for a fairy tale princess or an old Hollywood diva.
Opposite direction, finally, for Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello opts for total black ankle boots full of precious details such as satin laces, crystal pavé and lace trims. Offering the most mysterious and intriguing elegance.