Thursday, May 20, 2010

Diego Dolcini: Fall 2010

Vivid architectural themes that recall the Art Deco era dominate Diego Dolcini’s fall ’10 collection. The 45-style collection features circular motifs in chain and leather, delicate wood wedges, pointed-toe stilettos and platform pumps embellished with colorful fabric flowers and leaves. With fur-trimmed booties and Swarovski-encrusted evening shoes, the collection was inspired by the classic 1940s films “Casablanca” and “Citizen Kane” and the modern architecture of Seattle’s public library and the Baha’i Centre in South Africa. Priced between $750 and $1,995, the Diego Dolcini collection is offered at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Gregory’s in Dallas and Bellhaus in New York.


I'm a huge fan of Diego Dolcini, as his shoes are not only "creative works of art," but, in my opinion, the best so far, for the upcoming season. What I love about them, is that he has taken the "art of embellishment" to an exacting level, by combining more than one accent on a particular design. The flower and crystal detailed pump is a good example, along with the cuffed boot. The idea of "meshing" together decorative elements makes for one "jazzy" creation. I have the utmost admiration for those designers who don't "box" themselves into just one basic design aesthetic, but use their creative vision to develop a look that is continually fresh and exciting. Diego Dolcini has managed to do all of that, which I'm sure will make his one of the most sought after collections.

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