Sergio Rossi Refines the Eclecticism of Early 70s

Sergio Rossi's Spring-Summer 2014 Collection represents the culmination of a creative approach that, starting with the Cruise Collection, explores the design and decorative arts of the early seventies and interprets them in a contemporary way.

Angelo Ruggen, Collections and Design Director, applied to the eclecticism of those years the signature style of the brand based on refinement, artisan tradition, and a keen eye for detail, creating a multifaceted collection in which pure shapes are accentuated through the choice and combination of different materials and colors.

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A symbol of this exercise in style is the season's new pyramid-shaped stiletto that blends curved lines and striking geometric shapes, cleverly using contrasts to create balance and harmony.

The collection has two universal themes inspired by the versatile aesthetic of those years: the organic world with its rich variety of elements and the kaleidoscope as a filter that creates amaz1ng shapes and reflections.

Natural elements are bamboo, which is used for sculptural sandals w1th contrasting metallic details, and giraffe or zebra-print gladiator-style sandal boots made of stingray leather.

Also evoking nature are the animal prints renewed in an optical illusion created by luxurious soutage embellishments or the abstract version of a camo patchwork in pony skin leather inspired by a famous creation of Gio Ponti and made with a skillful intarsia technique.

The kaleidoscope is the idea behind the vibrant color combinations similar to those in the works of Russian painter Sergei Poliakoff or the playful blends of patterns that pay tribute to the world of interior designer David Hicks and are reproduced on a more natural "Vienna straw" woven material.

The same light is reflected and rearranged into original geometric shapes in 3D jacquard macro-print suede sandals or it shines in the tiny jewel embellishments used for dress or evening shoes that cover the foot with dazzling sparkles.

The sandal with fougere 'climb1ng vines' made of shaded rhinestone pave that surround the ankle and are suspended without any support is a conceptual synthesis of the two inspiring themes and the maximum expression of the brand's artisan skill and expertise.

Sergio Rossi's Spring Summer 2014 Collection made its debut on September 19 a Milano Moda Donna, the fashion week for women's collections, with an exclusive event held in the striking setting of an historical Milanese mansion where, thanks to the vintage decor from the period and a special live performance, the vibrant atmospheres of the international jet-set in the seventies were recreated.

About Sergio Rossi

"Sergio Rossi started his business the 1950's in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, and created h1s brand in 1968. Due to excellent workmanship, the Sergio Rossi shoe has attracted a refined clientele who desire high quality Italian footwear. The brand has always been synonymous with glamor and numerous Italian and international stars have worn Sergio Rossi on the red carpet over the years.

Sergio Rossi is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.

Source: Sergio Rossi

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