Ballet Flats

Spring 2023 Fashion Accessory Trend

Take note, first, we have the humble flip flop reimagined in must-have styles, and then there is the Ballet slipper, another classic staple item that made models virtually pirouette in comfort on the Catwalks. 

Miu Miu set the precedent for A/W 22 when Miuccia Prada sent her models out with satin ballet flats and knitted socks – trust Miuccia to set the trend in motion. For S/S 23, other heritage brands picked up the baton. Tod’s came first, ‘en pointe’ with the simplest of items; crafted in supple leather and emphasised with the brand’s Gommino sole, the choices came drenched in sunny yellow, purple and the season’s natural beige.  Simone Rocha also presented her interpretation of the ballet pump in metallic leathers and delicate floral fabrics, crisscrossed with leather laces and an upper in the trainer style, not to mention a version with a transparent blocked heel. Elsewhere at MM6, their ballet dancer upgraded from the slipper to a true Pointe with a block toe in an array of lingerie-coloured neutrals and vibrant pink.

And then there was Thom Browne. In an effigy of shape, sweet-coloured slippers came with a buttoned bar strap and, of course, worn with knitted socks.

Thom Browne

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