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Accessories Box Men’s Spring 2019

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MILAN — Sneakers continued to be all over Milan, but brands were also experimenting with ankle boots and buckle shoes. Weekend bags, backpacks and totes came in the softest hides or had a technological spin with the use of nylon. Research and innovation were top of mind to stand out in an increasingly competitive arena. The Jimmy Choo collection put the focus on technology and utility rather than the usual wild — and unique — patchwork of pattern, color and texture. Sandra Choi, the brand’s creative director, said she wanted to return to the essence of footwear, with shoes meant for movement. “The primary reason we wear what we wear is for protection and functionality,” said Choi, adding that the collection was about the “visible interplay between the natural leathers and fabrics that are our raw ingredients and the craft, technology and skill that is used to assemble it. These are shoes that move you.” The brand worked with a lightweight, wear-resistant micro-composite sole, creating styles including a boat shoe/sandal hybrid that can be worn as a slide or a sandal, and sock sneakers and espadrilles made from machine knitted fabric. There were desert boots, too, made from natural vacchetta and adorned with transparent details,

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