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If I had to peg down a notable shoe trend for Spring 2012 (Besides mules. I’m pretending that isn’t happening.), I’d have to say it’s the “minimal sandal.” That’s not to say that the overall aesthetic quality of the designs are minimal, but the number of straps sure are. From Matthew Williamson to Fendi to Givenchy Spring 2012, the general mood of the shoe industry looks like it’s about to get a little more delicate.
That’s if anything Riccardo Tisci does at Givenchy can be called “delicate,” that is. Even his Spring 2012 collection, swimming in yards of the palest pink fabric, still has a toughness to it that redeems the work in the eyes of pastel haters. (Moi.) The same can be said for these sandals, which use their minimal surface area for maximum impact. The Givenchy girl may like a pretty pair of shoes, but she’ll never be a pushover.