Milan is fashion. It has always been, but especially this week. Milan Fashion Week ended on September 25th after 62 fashion shows and 176 events. From one fashion show to another, with very young models that crowd subways, it won’t be difficult to meet international celebrities in the city center, who go around in the various locations chosen by brands for bringing in new products to the catwalk. Besides the glamour, there is also a really important, fundamental economic aspect. Carlo Capasa, President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, claims victory: Fashion Week has seen a return of Chinese buyers in the city, after an absence of almost two years because of Covid. Out of the many buyers and journalists that came, most of them were from China. However, people came from around the world to attend the event, so much so that many places throughout the city and countryside have run out.
In short, it was a very crowded and well attended occasion with many events. So much so that the president said that it will be necessary to make the next edition last one more day than usual. It was also a week full of energy, with many debuts: from great brands to many young people who launch their projects.
And what about shoes? It is too soon to know exactly what we will be wearing next spring/summer. However, something can be anticipated. On catwalks, ankle-tied shoes were seen, as well as short, cozy, resembling slippers rather than ballerinas. In addition, retro décolleté, showcasing high tops with tapered toes, and classic ballerinas, seen using patent leather like in the great 80s. The ankle boot, the boot up to mid calf, is a must have, perhaps in animal print. Loafers were seen with lug sole, as well as the short sabot, the sandal with thin straps, and a big platform. And colors? They are traditional and neutral.
Well, a footwear that closely resembles the style, materials and lines’ shades of Seishou, whose designer Yuko Matsuzaki is more forward-looking than others. Seishou anticipates times, proposes new products starting from classics. Continuing this trend, Matsuzaki plans on launching new models soon.