Elegant Heels by FENDI 2011


It’s interesting to see what, if anything, a brand’s runway collection has to do with the rest of the line that it releases in stores. But this time Fendi seems not interested in doing that at all. We can find in the collection much iteration of sandals and platforms and collages of colors that we saw on the brand’s Milan runway, but the rest of the line mainly includes shapes and ideas that we’ve seen Fendi do successfully in recent seasons. We can see large platforms and high heels dominate. Cutout sandals and pumps with changeable bows are among the best of the line’s non-runway offerings.

Color-blocking should be the name of the game. And fashion ladies now can utter a sigh of relief, since gone were the cringe-inducing stilettos and wobbly platforms. Taking their places are sensible heel heights. You’ll see that the moderate heels come in sensible textures like wood, leather and cork. I myself feel that the cork heels were a nice spring touch, the shoes – except for the platforms – were somehow a little disappointing. Perhaps there could have been something more tantalizing to show. The platforms, like I said, were my favorite.