Courtesy of Miu Miu; Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
Last but certainly not least, we must talk about shoe trends. For the self-professed shoe fanatics, there’s been no shortage of exciting trends, but for us, there’s one particular trend that’s stood out: Mary Janes. Before you think yourself, really? We know there are so many noteworthy styles from the F/W 22 and S/S 23 runways—ballet flats, moto boots, wedges, and metallic shoes, to name a few. But none feel fresher than this “old school” style.
Across collections, we saw designers give this formerly “dated” shoe a more modern take. In Bottega Venetta’s F/W 22 collection, we saw ultra-tall platform versions with large hardware in praline, purple, patent black, and cherry red. While S/S 23 collections featured numerous iterations of the style from classic to cutting-edge. There were timeless flat Mary Jane shoes in an icy blue satin at Thom Browne. In contrast, there were shiny patent Mary Janes with oversize hardware at Luar and Dries Van Noten.