Tribal and primitive references are current fashion trends, which so far seem to be fairly common themes in the Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Sergio Rossi has also fully embraced the concept, and done so in a really fantastic way.
My favorite aspect of the collection was the hand-pounded brass that adorned several of the shoes, as well as some of the body accessories and handbags. The best shoes in the collection, in my opinion, were the ankle sandals in brown cage-like leather, with brass high heels. The collection was said to have been inspired by Amazonian goddesses, and these shoes definitely convey such a feeling, though in a thoroughly modern manifestation.
In fact, a sort of post-modern, re-tribalized world theme wound itself around the entire collection, which the brand aptly describes as ‘future prehistory’.
There was also a lot of color in the collection: electric blue, oranges and reds, combined with exotic skins, and wooden ornamentations. Another favorite of mine were a collection of ballet flats, in various two-toned colors like green, blue, and pink, all adorned with brass ornamentation on the toes.
See here for Luxos coverage of other Spring/Summer 2011 collections:
Brunello Cucinelli, Minimalist Perfection