Whilst we are all lovers of the sneaker here at the i-D offices and its monolithic penetration into the fashion industry, we also can't get enough of the party shoe. Even the boys! Spring/summer 14 was rife with heels, but it's nice to see that some designers are going seriously big - not home - with those 'in-betweeny' heels. Unless it also acts as a feather duster a la house of Rochas, then the kitten heel can purr off. We miss the days of platforms and Naomi Campbell on the floor - that's what heels are for!
Hard-ass platforms for the gladiator galdem. It would be nice to see a McQueen construct somewhere else apart from the feet of Lady Gaga, but these vertiginous beauties aren't for the faint hearted. Design-wise, Sarah Burton's gladiator numbers were constructed in a variety of colours and detail, and though she didn't want a too-specific reference, these shoes scream warrior-bitch-power-mode.