If Narciso Rodriguez’s spring collection is any indication, the (relatively) sensible shoe is here to stay. The designer showed a series of his silhouette-clinging looks with pointed flats and mules with spiky, mid-height silver heels (what the designer called “mercury-soled”) in black calf leather, lending a modern air to an otherwise anticipated aesthetic. And “anticipated,” in this case, is not a bad thing—certainly not in a collection of body-skimming clothes by a designer who famously appreciates the female form—let alone one that is this party-ready and imminently wearable. Going on a date? Look no further. You might even be able to walk to dinner!
Sure, there were the requisite taller slingback heels for the rare unburdened creature who craves a bit of a lift—and those were paired with a series of embroidered silk mesh and crepe dresses that possessed none of Rodriguez’s signature cling but could swing along all the same. But the true powerhouses of the collection were those pieces that can perform in multiple spaces: the tight harness-backed scuba tanks tucked into slim-cut black trousers that could easily double as the sleekest jumpsuit you’ve ever seen, ready for work or play.