What do Prada’s Fall/Winter 2023 runway and Kate Middleton have in common? If you look at the feet of models at Milan’s fashion house, you’ll find the very wealthy answer. After a season of frosty feet, when quirkier décor is better, black court shoes (a longtime Princess of Wales wardrobe staple) are back on the catwalk.
And it’s not just Prada that Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons offer a pair of very good everyday yet razor-sharp black court shoes. What are the hottest styles for Fall/Winter 2023? Like the cat meowing soundtrack on Christopher Kane’s show, the editor gleefully mumbled in his stripped-down coat. The shoe told a similar story at No21, Tory Burch, Hui Shan Chang, and Moschino (Jeremy Scott’s iteration had heels that pooled like black ink, inspired by Dali’s melting watch. even if).
Indeed, a plain black coat can get a bad reputation. We harass them with the dress code compliant and harassed of old-fashioned pencil skirts and heels, swapping their toe-clamping pumps for comfy sneakers as soon as they step out of the office to brave the commute. Associate with city workers who are receivingBut like the Fall/Winter 2023 designer, the British trendContributing Editor Ellie Pithers has rediscovered its fascination.to attend the UK trendAt the 2023 Fashion & Movie Party weekend, she wore black suede 85mm Louboutin Court shoes that had been in her wardrobe for two years. “Suddenly, it felt so chic to see a pointed black toe peeking out from under her floor-swept hemline,” says Ellie, whose “Kate” heels are named after Ms. Moss. “Maybe they are cleaner and more sophisticated than open-toed sandals. I feel like
So far, like so many other simple, silhouette-focused pieces that have hit the Fall/Winter 2023 runway, the taste cleanser is right. , Michael Kors double-breasted tailoring, and Gabriella Hearst’s chunky knit dress. Did the style set finally shine? “So many evenings these days his shoes are covered in crystals, feathers and straps,” he adds Pithers. “It’s fun to wear, of course. But if you’re in a bad mood, it can also make you feel like a clown. For coats, there’s elegance in clean, streamlined silhouettes.”
Now, court shoes are back on the catwalk, and the often-overlooked pumps suddenly seem to have appeal well beyond the 9-to-5 office. Forget trainers. Commuters may wear these heels all the way home.