The socks-and-sandals movement on the men’s runways in Milan is undeniable. Whether it’s MSGM, Versace or Prada, designers seem to be embracing the traditionally “ugly” and trying to make it, well, desirable. The polarizing shoe styling also stems from the fact that many of the labels chose a travel theme for spring ’17, reworking outdoorsy Teva-style sandals into a must-have accessory.
Versace’s ode to Chicago for spring saw models in a number of athleticwear looks, such as hoodies and leggings, much of it inspired by the style of local break-dancers. It was styled with strappy gladiators and socks, a look the label has done for the past few seasons.
Author: Christian Allaire