Fashion

Is the stocking sandal the next accessory du jour?

Marco De Vincenzo makes a strong case.

Last season the pièce de résistance was all about pulling your socks up – pairing the humble under £10 accessory with sliders, heels, sneakers and sandals. Sure, it’s by no means the first time the trend has made a splash (remember when Chanel debuted sock boots). Though I would say the tights paired with sandal combination has yet to gain in popularity among fashion circles. Until now.

Say hello to Marco de Vincenzo’s stocking sandals. Inspired by Marco’s Aunt Santin, the new legwear statement for SS19 is made from black tulle and rhinestones, blending elements of femininity.

“A dazzling sandal worn with sheer black tights. This is what I remember of Aunt Santina, visiting from the US on August 15, who loved coming to Sicily and mixing up things, stealing the spotlight and wearing a bit of America with a touch of her homeland,” Marco de Vincenzo says.

Marco de Vincenzo found Aunt Santina’s same charm in Spanish actress Rossy de Palma and chose her to present the iconic shoe of the 2019 spring/summer collection – you can watch the playful video in full below to discover the next wave of statement footwear.

Marco De Vincenzo’s gem bow mesh heeled boots are available to buy online here

15 March 2019