As we approach fashion week, it should come as no surprise that footwear has continued to be a fruitful area for creative experimentation. (However, strange and wacky suiting is undoubtedly becoming more popular.) There are shoes wherever you turn, from Prada's futuristic designs to JW Anderson's childlike clogs and the desirable footwear from Wales Bonner and Our Legacy. The runways are brimming with shoes that will eventually make their way into everyday life. Thankfully, it seems that footwear will have a good year.
Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada continue to be a dream match at Prada. Along with the expected suspects, such as the Italian brand's polished derby shoes and loafers with extra-chunky soles, they also unveiled a newcomer: a striking moc toe with exaggerated seams and an athletic outer sole. Depending on the sole and materials, the silhouette can be seen as both a dress shoe and a sneaker.
While this was going on, JW Anderson created a stir when he unveiled a partnership with Wellipets, a British company known for its animal-themed rain boots. The whimsical designer has transformed children's shoes into eccentric adults' colourful clogs.