Courtesy of Miu Miu; Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
Last but not least, we have to talk about shoe trends. For self-proclaimed shoe fanatics, there’s no shortage of exciting trends, but for us, there’s one particular trend that stood out: Mary Janes. Before you think, really ? We know there are so many standout styles from the F/W 22 and S/S 23 runways – ballet flats, moto boots, wedges and metallic shoes, to name a few. But none looks fresher than this “old school” style.
Across the collections, we’ve seen designers give this once “dated” shoe a more modern take. In Bottega Venetta’s F/W 22 collection, we saw ultra-high platform versions with chunky accessories in praline, purple, patent black and cherry red. While the S/S 23 collections featured many iterations of the style, from classic to the most avant-garde. There were timeless flat Mary Jane shoes in an ice blue satin at Thom Browne. In contrast, there were shiny patent Mary Janes with oversized hardware at Luar and Dries Van Noten.