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 ’70s and interprets them in a contemporary way.
Angelo Ruggeri, Collections and Design Director, applied to the eclectisism 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.
A symbol of this exercise in style is the season’s new pyramid-styled 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 variety of elements and the kaleidoscope as a filter that creates amazing shapes and reflections.
Natural elements are bamboo, which is used for sculptural sandals with 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 Qio 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 re-arranged into original geometric shapes in 3d jacquard macro-print suede sandals or or it shines in the tiny jewel embellishments used for dressy evening shoes that cover the foot with dazzling sparkles.
The sandal with fougere “Climbing Vines” made of shaded rhinestone pave that surrounds 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 style and expertise.
Sergio Rossi started his business in the 1950’s in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, and created his 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 glamour and numerous Italian and international stars have worn Sergio Rossi on the red carpet over the years.