My, how things change. When I first moved to New York and started attending fashion week activities two years ago, a plethora of flat shoes on the runway would have been unthinkable. If you had even intimated that you thought it might be a chic thing to do, you probably would have gotten the hairy eyeball from one and all. And now, Spring 2014 shows freshly complete in New York, anyone who was anyone showed flats. Lots of them.
Months ago, Sally Lyndley, one of my favorite stylists, declared on Twitter that flats were the only thing that felt modern anymore. Sally’s the sort of woman who tends to be on the front end of things, and it seems like more and more people agree with her sentiment every week. Fashion people have been wearing Birkenstocks all summer, and now the spring shows are full of flats, from trim, futuristic silver loafers at Rodarte to the Teva-style velvet sandals of a particularly goth Marc Jacobs show. Below, we’ve assembled some proof that you should start giving your poor ankles a break ASAP.
[Images via Vogue.com]