From the catwalks and MICAM Milano women’s shoes for Spring-Summer 2019.

Once again, accessories are the real stars of the catwalks. From head to foot, since we’ve never seen so many ‘scenographic’ hats , such as those by Antonio Marras, as there are this season, or hats made of the same materials as the dresses, as in the Moschino collections; not to mention the ubiquitous handbag – the hottest trend this season are the clear PVC totes containing a smaller bag – and shoes which range from minimal to ultra-feminine, high heels to flats, from sneakers to the dance shoes that provide the leitmotiv for the Christian Dior collection.
Once again, PVC is everywhere, either in the detailing or entire upper, creating a nude effect or see-through patterns while, in total contrast, the eye-catching foulard ankle-strap models are designed to attract attention.   

New Romantic & feminine

Transparency, impalpable materials, lace and broderie anglaise, ruffles and soft flowing lines. And lots of white. In shoes, this desire for femininity takes the form of maxi-flowers, pleats, bows, foulard ankle-straps, high stilettos – or chunky heels encrusted with rhinestones or appliques.  Even the sneakers feature floral embroidery.

Fluo & color mix

Neon colours – particularly yellow and green – blends of material, contrasting colour combinations both in clothing and footwear. For shoes, black&white with splashes of acid colours, fuchsia and orange together, iridescent laminated materials. But particularly as far as sneakers are concerned, there appears to be an endless range of colours available and an infinite number of colour combinations.

Zen & minimal

Everything is simplified and reduced to the minimum. Shapes are simple, lines sleek and clean. From the T-bar sandal to those with a single strap to hold the foot, from flats to sculpted mid-heel models, there are no unnecessary embellishments to spoil the simplicity of the silhouette.

Photos by Pollini, Baldinini, Fragiacomo, Menghi, Dei Mille, Giovanni Fabiani, La Martina, Frankie Morello, Gianna Meliani, Racine Carré, John Richmond, Cesare Paciotti, Fratelli Rossetti, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Vic Matié and Fabi are from ©Gabriele Zanon.