High quality Italian footwear brand Sergio Rossi's mastermind Creative Director Francesco Russo pushes the ballot once again this season with an edgy and seductive theme. The new collection mixes everything from erotica to exotic places, shoes mirroring fifties pin up stars. Russo calls the new collection a high-tension clash. That clash is evident walking through the showroom where punchy orange pumps are embellished with pink crystals and boho chic wedges are dyed in vibrant blue and red zebra print.
A provocative bondage like display of mannequins in the showroom showcased Russo's use of silk ropes and elastic winding that envelopes the leg as if it were a python. "What I especially like is creating a relationship that merges the shoe and the body," states Russo. The exotic quotient of the new footwear is present in carved cotton lilies in electric colours contrasted against pastel tones.
All of the Sergio Rossi classic styles are revisited next season in fluorescent colours like magenta, sea blue, emerald and lemonade yellow. Accessories like belts, bracelets and necklaces also call to mind this bondage style evoked in the shoe designs with golden straps forming around the wait, chest and wrists.
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