Will This Fendi Spring 2023 Platform Be the Next It Shoe?

“Ugly” shoes are still winning, and Fendi’s latest debut creatively combines house codes with current trends.

At Milan’s fashion week, Fendi opened the Spring 2023 collection after an interlude in the dark. The first model walked out in relatively muted clothes colors, but accessorized with chunky boots with an electrically lime-green pop. Models continued emerging in a mix of neutrals worn with unnaturally bright colors — and the most noticeable of all: the shoes.