Milan Fashion Week is underway, with the city and the Italian fashion industry experiencing a huge resurgence after several years of intense challenges. Here are the main highlights from the Spring 2023 shoe presentations. Check back for more throughout the week.
Known for its glitzy and glamorous evening shoes, the brand is surfing on consumer demand for over-the-top looks. (Production is set to double to meet spring 2023 orders.) Its Studio 540-inspired collection includes a new hero style, the Diamond Sandal. Its artistic heel is inspired by the diamond-shaped crystals of the Venetian chandeliers that illuminate the Palazzo Ducale. The toe band and back straps are studded with the brand’s signature crystals. The brand also presents a trendy satin platform sandal with a square toe.
Long before the luxury sneaker craze took hold, Hogan was making high-end sneakers in 1986. Decades later, the brand is reinventing many of its best-known designs for Spring 23. Taking inspiration from the Fashion’s genderless movement, the brand tilts “H630” basketball-inspired low and high kicks. A honey-coloured sole draws the silhouette. The H bag also gets an update in new colors and materials.
As Rodo continues its return to the American market, the brand is drawing on its archives for Spring 23. The mini bag, for example, is reinterpreted as a shoulder strap version for the evening, with a jeweled chain. Details from the bag collection can be found in the shoes – with sandals and pumps embellished with gold, crystal and ruthenium. The leather platforms are trimmed with soft metallic tassels.