After a season of strappy sandals for spring ’19, Paris Fashion Week’s fall ’19 season was all about covering the foot, with lots of boots and platforms — and even a few winter-appropriate open toes. Here, FN’s top 10 shoes of Paris Fashion Week:
10. Giambattista Valli’s feather flappers
Valli’s heels had long ostrich feathers that draped over the toes — a chic and creative way to do a winter sandal.
Giambattista Valli’s feathered sandals for fall ’19.
9. Rick Owens’ ultimate platforms
Among all of the platforms that walked the runways, Rick Owens’ was the tallest, most terrifying and surprisingly beautiful. The designer paired platform boots with a blocky, grate-like toe detail with prosthetic makeup straight out of “American Horror Story” and uncharacteristically feminine drapey gowns in reds and pinks.
Rick Owens fall ’19.
8. Balmain’s armor-like studded sandals
Designer Olivier Rousteing was inspired by armored-up women for fall ’19 and his uber-studded sandals offer plenty of protection despite the open toes.
Balmain’s uber-studded sandals for fall ’19.
CREDIT: Shannon Adducci
7. Dries Van Noten’s odd pairings
The Belgian designer also offered his take on the platform; his with patent leather uppers and a rubberized matte leather sole with color combinations that were both feminine and slightly off-putting —