I’m beginning to feel a bit of respect for Yves Saint Laurent and the platforms that made the brand a footwear powerhouse. Yes, fashion may have decided to embrace a platformless pump at the moment, and YSL has humored them by released a few of those as well. But when it comes to a workhorse, consumer friendly collection like Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012, the brand went straight back to its bread and butter: The vertiginous heel with a platform to match.
These shoes have the plucky nautical sensibility to match the brand’s terrific Resort 2012 ready-to-wear, and most of these designs are shoes that I’d wear without alteration. The Palais sandal with the heavily beaded overlay probably needs a bit of editing, but somehow, I’m actually liking the Tribute take on the casual jelly sandal. I don’t know that I’d ever actually wear it, but it strikes me as an incredibly fun take on something familiar. The rest of the shoes? I’d like them all in size 39, please.
[Photos via WWD]