Images via Vogue.com
It took me a couple of looks through the show photos and a couple of days to let it all marinate in my brain, but I’ve come around to totally loving the shoes from Fendi Spring 2012. I’m still no fan of the bags and feeling rather ambivalent about most of the clothes, but the shoes? The shoes can stay. They can stay in my closet. Almost all of them.
Karl Lagerfeld and Siliva Venturini Fendi were inspired by Italian scientiest and Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini, and her influence comes through in the collection’s footwear perhaps better than it does anywhere else. All of the straight lines and hard edges smack of scientific precision, and as it turns out, they make for pretty great shoes as well.