MILAN, Sep 29, 2009 / FW/ — Signing his second collection for Sergio Rossi, Francesco Russo, Creative Director of the maison was “inspired by a variety of emotions” when he created the Spring 2010 collection.
“A shoe defines the allure of a woman,” says Russo. “Depending on its curvature, [the shoes] lines are coded ways of being, to arise, provoking reaction from time to time.”
Entitling the collection “Metamorphosis,” Russo explains that the shoes tell the story of a woman who is a chameleon, who at the slightest contact with these shoes can transform into a siren with of charms or a bird ready for flight, depending on the emotions she is feeling.
Named Face, Siren and Phoenix, the shoes tempt and elicit fantasy. Putting them on, they become part of the wearer, structure disappears. What is left is pure play of laces, curves and spirals. The foot and the shoe become one.
Made of suede, lamb, goat rebrodé lizard effect, and metallic calf, Anguilla, the materials overlap. Colors are subtle but not lacking in contrast: pale beige with a pink rope, with the firefly green leather, bright yellow with a touch of muted gray.
Waves, lattices or arabesques are reproduced with great details, the craftsmanship of Sergio Rossi is revealed in all its glory. The stiletto heel is a simple slender stem.