Party shoes don’t just have to shine, colour is also a must-have

[On the cover: Valentino and JW Anderson FW 22/23 fashion shows]

Gold and silver certainly – we have already proposed the coolest models for this winter – rhinestones and crystals obviously for important occasions, but also lots of colour to illuminate high-heeled pumps, sandals, slingbacks and, why not, even boots and cuissards. There is no shortage of shades such as purple and bright green, pastels in the variations of blush, pink, and blue, the ever-present red of the Christmas holidays, but above all fuchsia, anticipating the colour of 2023 decreed by Pantone, ‘Viva Magenta’, belonging to the range of reds, which this year had already infected designers. One above all: Pierpaolo Piccioli who even created the ‘Valentino Pink PP Collection’ with that nuance of intense pink that is also the stand-out star of many red carpets.

Thin or thick heels and then the inevitable wedge that slims the leg and can add almost 20 centimetres more to the wearer. For those who don’t want to take risks and keep their feet on the ground, you can choose medium heights and shaped heels that widen at the bottom.