Research is fascinating and obliges us to be daring.
Exercises in style and haute couture, artistic virtuosity expressed without constraint around a new, relaxed elegance in the suede mesh enclosing wedges and the foot, in soft, hand-woven nappa in lattice or micro-herringbone effects in leather in the play of draped apertures in suede in the spirals which define and coil around the leg in the sandals made of braiding arabesques in very fine shatush leather, fluid as fabric.
Overt sex appeal in lace inserts on glazed patent in the Swarovski clips decorating band sandals in the “striptease” of draping, decorative zips in the heart-shaped zip pullers that dangle blatantly, tantalisingly
in the eveningwear wedges smothered in sequins.
New identities revealed by lacquered, opaque leather; by printed, silky nappa that renders Provençal, gingham or animal-print scapes, by the giant initials that distinguish jeans, by the origami whorls of plissé frills.
Vertiginous galvanic heel-sculptures with semiprecious stones, coral, turquoise, jasper, onyx, as well as stilettos or flattie logo-heels and cord soles, massive wedges and double platforms; quietly elegant virtuosity
gives an edgy look to female lasts devoid of excess or vulgarity, made light, sculpted, moulded like the exquisite, enveloping ankle boots, a superb exercise in meticulous haute couture.
Black and white motifs, ranges of natural hues, sand, oyster, shell and on to corals. Soft or gradually shaded effects, diaphanous pastels like the sky at sunset, deep, fathomless blues, intense Mediterranean turquoises.