February 28, 2014 6:45 pm

Milan accessories report: autumn/winter 2014

Given the heights they’ve reached in recent seasons, it is pretty clear that shoes do

not follow the stock market. This is probably a good thing, given that the biggest trend

in Milan was a flattening-out, a descent, a sinking from pinnacles never before seen – at least when it comes to heels. Yet when it comes to women and their

footwear, this is probably a good thing. Optionality is all, so while the stiletto still exists, so does the 70mm court shoe, the 50mm kitten heel – and the man’s brogue.

The choice of which is best belongs to she who wears them. When it comes to bags, however, it’s a different story; there, no choice is necessary.

Double duty is the theme of autumn/winter, be it a definition of form or function.

You’ll never have to think twice.

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