First Look: 25 Milan Fashion Week Shoe Presentations, Collabs and Launches


Live from Milan Fashion Week, here is your guide to 25 spring ’20 shoe presentations, collaborations and new launches.

Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi’s aim for spring ’20 was to dream up styles that were “anything but plain.” The collection focuses on animal prints, part of the label’s DNA but in an unexpected way. “I wanted to push it into new arenas to make it feel fresh and modern,” Choi said. For instance, on a pump, she combined leopard and zebra — and added a pop of neon orange on the heel. Other animal looks are adorned with oversize crystal embellishments, and snake patterns make a statement on bold platform sandals. Flat lattice sandals are also a highlight. Accessories are in step with the animal theme, and key styles are reworked with big spots or stripes.

Giuseppe Zanotti is all about flower power for spring. The decorative embellishment — lilies to roses, maxi to mini — is a central theme in the collection, which highlights the designer’s affinity for elegance and femininity. “I don’t want to forget my past. I am a sneaker designer, but I’m also about elegance,” he said. “I love the flower for daytime and evening.” Another standout piece is a mule crafted from transparent vinyl, finished with a heel with translucent crystals.

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Floral sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti spring ’20.

Gianvito Rossi got into the groove with a music-inspired collection and presentation that captured the spirit of the ’70s. He paired a classic red and white guitar with red and white patent pumps. Party-ready platforms in bright hues and look-at-me leopard spun around on vinyls and decked out drum sets. Rossi also took an artsy turn, revealing a Jeff Koons-inspired heel on a sandal.