“Shoes can instantly change the attitude of jeans and a tee.”
“Brogues conjure Katharine Hepburn chic, while midi sandals are more offbeat.”
“Make your simple outfit glamorous
with these gold-
Zoe Saldana wears dress by Thakoon and bag by Proenza Schouler
Fashion is sometimes dismissed as shallow or frivolous, but aside from its role as a global economic force, it has another important part to play: it is a mood-changer, an empowerer, a supporter of women.
Nowhere is that so clearly demonstrated as with shoes and bags. They allow us to experiment without risk, to have fun, to express ourselves and to show our appreciation for trends and love of style. No matter what I am wearing on my body, give me a Gianvito Rossi heel or a Tabitha Simmons pump and I am strong, bold, alert. Give me a Nike sneaker or a Church’s brogue and I am energized; an insouciance added to my walk.
One woman whose shoes I would love to walk in for a day is our cover star, actress Zoe Saldana. She
showcases some of the season’s most beautiful accessories and talks to The EDIT about her new husband, her latest film role and the surprising reason behind her drive to take career risks. Empowering indeed.
jennifer dickinson, senior editor
Photograph: Matteo Montanari