It's no secret that normcore and pared-down trainers have ruled the runways in recent seasons - even at haute couture. So it was refreshing to see designers putting statement shoes front and centre for Spring/Summer 2015, with lashings of embellishment and paintbox brights order of the day.
Some seasons a trend is so prevalent across the fashion weeks the only plausible explanation is that designers voted on it by some form of top secret fashion poll. This season's ubiquitous trend was intricate lacing that extended to the knee in the form of ghillies or a gladiator sandals. Chloe's were coolest, Givenchy's were sexist and Alexander McQueen's were just plain unwalkable.
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Elsewhere, molten metallics heated the catwalks, and the appetite for 1970s style translated to platform sandals perfect for a trip to Studio 54. Props to Hedi Slimane's glittering versions at Saint Laurent - definitely our shoe of the season. Sports luxe evolved into something just a little futuristic, and if you can't face heels, flatforms are the only way to go.
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One final point: if you've got something to say, say it with a ridiculously loud pair of statement boots. Just ask Miuccia and Karl...