The best of MFW SS19 day 4: Salvatore Ferragamo's sculptural heels
For SS19, creative director Paul Andrew looked to the 15,000 shoes in the house's archives for inspiration. Seen from the front, the neutral and jewel toned heels might not scream standout, but one look at the profiles and they will make you do a double take. Mules, criss-cross suede sandals and woven designs feature architectural heels of varying heights, with cutaway shapes inspired by Brâncusi sculptures. Also worth noting were a pair of sandals with soft leather straps gathered on top for a bow-like effect, sitting upon a wedge heel that resembled wooden cylindrical pillars—Andrew's reinterpretation of a sandal prototype that Ferragamo never sold; one foot in the past and one in the future done with an air of elegance that honours the revered shoemaker with finesse.
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