Monday, September 22, 2014

Accessories Scene: Milan Spring 2015

While pretty, and unique stiletto sandals reign supreme, Brian Atwood offers up the Joan Crawford-ish platform for spring. In addition, Giuseppe Zanotti also takes a retro turn, with his 1970s, wooden heel slides.

Brian Atwood’s  collection of greatest hits, whose common thread, according to the designer, is “drop- dead gorgeous,” focused on prints, metallics and exotics.

Atwood collaborated with illustrator Donald Drawbertson on a lip print on his classic silhouettes and packaging, as well.

ZAGLIANI: This custom luxury exotic bag brand is growing its wholesale business and advertising presence, and collaborated on an ad and presentation with Brooklyn paper artist Daniel Gordon.

Giuseppe Zanotti added “the warm colors of nature,” 1970s music festivals and a touch of exotic Istanbul to his sexy shoe recipe, which made for a surprisingly gentler result.
For evening, Gianvito Rossi offered what he called a “bling alternative with an Istanbul mood,” like these black-and-silver chain sandals.

The sisters of AGL incorporated Italian lace fused with leather in their stylish line of footwear, where comfort is key.

“La Piscine,” the late-Sixties flick, was the inspiration for Cesare Casadei’s collection with “a pared-down hippie vibe” that prevailed, as in these denim sandals.

Church’s loves to borrow from the boys. This season, the classic brogue is updated with perforations and double soles, one of which is in blue rubber crepe.
A dreary, gray European summer had Gabriele Corto Moltedo thinking of tropical locales. The result? Neutrals with a pop of neon brights, as seen in this tote.

The designer took her signature hardware and iconic Fellini bag shape to create a line of costume jewelry, new for spring.

Inspired by Matisse’s cutout paintings, Sergio Rossi design director Angelo Ruggeri updated this classic sandal with color blocks and abstract star embellishment.
A perennial starting point, the art world influenced Furla, which showed its collection gallery-style and featured this new Vertigo tote.

The block heel, done in several heights, in suede lace-up and braided styles, was the message for day at Gianvito Rossi.

Focusing solely on his namesake line, Max Kibardin updated a classic lady bag with a distressed metallic finish and plastic “gems” for a new take on glamour.

The pearl accents on these evening flats were inspired by lightbulbs, according to designer Giorgia Caovilla.
Paula Cademartori expanded on her popular colorful bags this season by adding enamel and Lucite clutches and backpacks.

There is no such thing as too much bling, according to René Caovilla, who showed his elegant side with these Mondrian-inspired sandals.

In a more graphic than usual approach, Giuseppe Santoni gave these wedges a modern turn, adding blue metallic to classic black-and-white.

Building on her rainbow color pattern for resort, Ghisellini’s spring version was rooted in deep red with yellow and orange.
Showing in Dimore Gallery’s “colorful beauty” collection, Ruggeri of Sergio Rossi used the same principles of art’s “pure shape and color” to evoke an emotional response to the shoes.

In addition to their spring custom jewelry range, Carolina Neri and Bérangère Lux presented their first evening bag. Called “Party Bag,” it comes in cotton or raffia printed with nature-inspired motifs and embellished with pearls or multicolor crystals.

Creative director Marco Calcinaro returned metaphorically and literally this season to Milan and the essence of the Cesare woman who is “Sexy and not afraid to show her personality.”
Heir to Cambiaghi Milano hats Matteo Perego di Cremnago is reviving his family’s hat biz by adding bags to the historic brand.

Taking inspiration from traditional traveling pieces, Bertoni offered a collection of timeless bags infused with hyper chic allure. Standouts included a cute handbag resembling a hat box and a reversible tote available in sophisticated color combinations.

Sara Battaglia expanded her offering with a new glamorous clutch in different materials decorated with a metallic closure that spelled “Ciao.” Signature styles were updated in washed denim decorated with micro studs or in fresh, striped patterns.

Alberto Moretti envisioned a “Tuscan prince and princess landing in L.A. and driving to Vegas to gamble, not caring if they win or lose,” hence these lucky playing-card shoes.
Moretti also imagined “a flamenco dancer doing a go-go dance” in a Vegas club, which inspired these mesh booties.

Car Shoe paired down the sandal for a “barer” look on the foot, with thin straps dressed up with jeweled embellishments. 

Despite being the first designer sneaker brand, the standouts at Hogan were a lace-up wedge sandal, a crepe-sole flat sandal and lace-ups for spring.

Designers/couple Licia Florio and Francio Ferrari of L’F Shoes translated their experience at the ultraluxurious Hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany  into the design of their spring shoe line.
“Hybrid” was the operative word for Sandra Choi’s latest collection for Jimmy Choo, which mixed materials and concepts into a single item, like the buckles and leathers on these shoes and bag.

References at Jimmy Choo ranged from the “color palettes of abstract artist Hilma af Klint” to African tribal art.

Known for its to-the-max embelishments, Le Silla showed a sportier, toned-down side with these rubber-lug-soled platforms.
Even your pooch can live a life of luxury with Valextra’s new collars, leashes and even a plastic baggie holder, which make curbing stylish.  

Álvaro González updated the Valextra line with the addition of the Triennale bag, which had a very modern, subtle asymmetric shape.


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