Images via Vogue.com
I was going to end the day with a review of Miu Miu, but I feel like that collection needs to settle for 24 before I try to say anything halfway intelligent about it. Some design is like that – you have to let yourself become accustomed to it for a little while so that your brain can adjust. Because I have great respect for Miuccia Prada, I’m going to give those shoes the benefit of the doubt (and the benefit of 24 hours of rumination).
So instead, lets talk about one of the collections from Milan that we didn’t have a chance to discuss. (We’ll be going back to pick up more of these lines from the previous Fashion Weeks now that the shows have ended for the season.) Ferragamo Spring 2012 was a show full of strong color and pattern, and these are shoes befitting that aesthetic idea. The straps and heel are bold, but the construction is purposefully slender not only because of the season, but because an overly strong shoe at the end of one of the Ferragamo runway outfits would surely be too much for any woman to pull off. Instead of taking things too far over the top, Ferragamo chose a wisely meager proportion in very bold colors.