5 satin shoes to consider besides the stiletto pump

5 satin shoes to consider besides the stiletto pump

The other shoe drops

Text: Andrea Sim

Unleash spring 2017's trending fabric. It deserves a life outside of cocktail hour

One simple trick to make something old feel novel again is to strip it of its prevailing undertones. Leather jacket? Biker chic. Sequinned frock? Big night out. Satin shoes? Cocktail party. You get our drift. While the satin stiletto pump — especially in that Manolo blue — is truly iconic on a Carrie Bradshaw level, it hardly means that the lustrous fabric should only be paired with flutes of bubbly and hors d'oeuvres. 

Satin has found its way back into the designers' ateliers this season, with Attico, Jil Sander, Miu Miu and Gucci being but small sample of names that have indulged its seduction. This spring's offering takes satin footwear well beyond its evening typecast. Cue: Viscerally street statements by Vetements x Manolo Blahnik, collector's items splashed with the artistry of Dries Van Noten, fun-loving staples by way of Joshua Sanders, resort-ready renditions with the flair of No.21, and boyish sensibilities true to Joseph's British DNA.

Take your pick. Wear these wherever you please, even to the supermarket...

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