A nostalgic 70’s mood makes its mark on the season for Spring Summer 2011. As a statement against the abundance of neutrals, an arresting pair of shoes in bold brights attracts attention this season. From glittering metallics to exotic prints, powerful platforms to evening flats, shoes pack a punch to offset the minimalism of dreamy pales and all-white looks.
The Kurt Geiger girl seeks stand-out accessories that make vivid statements in her wardrobe. In a season bursting with technicolor dreams, platform wedges are colour-blocked in bold colour combinations and jewel-like tones that shimmer like sweetie wrappers. The collection is beautifully precise with simple shapes combined with wonderful shades of fuchsia, amethyst, magenta, coral red, emerald, cobalt blue, saffron yellow and tangerine orange. Psychedelic brights and touches of neon punctuate the season on pointed kitten heels and sandals, the season has a playfulness that entices and delights in flights of fancy.
The collection experiments with detail in the form of textures and trims, metal studding and floral corsages. Accessorise solid colours with oversized flowers as part of the bold colour block trend. Playful kitten heels are given a killer edge with fierce metalwork and cuff detailing. With a nod to yesterday’s glamour of Sobranie’s Black Russians with their iconic gold foil filter, cigarette heels and glittering metallics offer a shortcut to 24-carat glamour for both night and day.
Feline and reptilian references of python and water snake remind us of the exoticicism in the natural world whilst the prints of Islamic tiles and artisan craftsmanship lend themselves to a manmade aesthetic. Temper dazzling brights with understated but intensely glamorous sun-bleached accessories in colour combinations of brown, indigo, khaki and taupe. Dream of sun-drenched days with golden desert-pale tones that incorporate a natural palette of undyed cotton canvas and leather, natural tan, terracotta, cinnamon and tobacco.