Ladies and gentlemen, it’s with great pleasure we invite you to spend the next 10-or-so seconds gazing upon these arch-itectural works artforms. (We guarantee your day will be so much the better for it.)
Did your heart beat faster? Did you start questioning how you’ve survived this long without a little yellow croc-effect leather in your life?
If so, that’s the same effect the footwear in last night’s Fendi Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show had upon the GRAZIA office. The Sloan Ranger-themed collection was an ode to the ‘80s, apart that is from the scene-stealing urban cowboy boots that came in a buffet of heights – from ankle to thigh-high – colours and fabrics.
GALLERY: a FENDI AW18 COWBOY BOOT BUFFET
What’s your poison? Is it the bang-on-trend grey British check, the kitschy FF logo print, the red satin option or baby blue leather? Perhaps you’re more of a plain black with a cheeky cut-out ankle kind of girl.
For decades now, Fendi’s been renowned for its strong accessory game – it was, after all, the brand that gave the world its first real It-bag, the Baguette – thanks almost entirely to long-time creative director of accessories Sylvia Venturini Fendi. (Karl Lagerfeld has designed the brand’s ready-to-wear for decades too.)
And while the bags on the AW18 runway were stunning as always (Gigi Hadid’s demure clutch literally made her sassy-prim look complete), there’s no scandal in saying the shoes stole the show.