Francesco Russo traces his love affair with shoes back to childhood, when he watched his mother and sister dressing up; “as soon as they wore heels, they turned into magnificent creatures,” he says. Crafted in Italy from smooth white leather, these mules have Victoriana-inspired laces and are cut straight across the foot for a sleek finish. They’re great for balancing voluminous shapes and this season’s exaggerated proportions.

$ 990