Archive for the ‘Emilio Pucci Shoes’ Category
The Pucci collection stirred both raves and pans. Some younger reviewers thought it was inspired, the older reviewers thought it was just more of the same. Peter Dundas has carried that Greeky, beachy, floaty thing another year with blues and whites being the predominant colors. I personally loved the majority of the clothing. I can see several red carpet dresses in this collection, but the shoes are not that unusual.
The boots are a favorite with the reviewers, but they are nothing we haven’t seen before. The smooth leather is gorgeous (see the last photo). The braiding on the top is nice.
We all know the line, “April showers bring forth May flowers”.
Well, it’s April. And for many of us, the weather is warming up for two or more days in a row, so those May flowers should be popping up pretty soon.
In the meantime, I have gathered a rainbow of colorful shoes in delicate pastels to echo the floral tones that will soon be blooming in an outdoors near you.
Emilio Pucci is known for playing with vivid colors and vibrant, abstract prints on his footwear designs.
And while I admittedly love color in my footwear choices, my preferences tend more toward bright, single-color styles, two-tone color-blocking, and feminine florals than the swirling, vibrant color abstracts that are typical of many Pucci’s offerings. These prints tend to remind me of Mondrian – which inevitably leads me to visualize to opening sequences to such shows as the Brady bunch and the Partridge Family; an unfortunate set of programmed associations which clearly identify me as a child of the 70′s.
But, in spite of all of this, here two Pucci styles that make me exclaim, “how delicious are these?”
I’m definitely loving the colorful, acrylic?, webbed, insert on these lovelies.
Is there that expected Pucci hint of modern abstract patterning? Yes, but just a hint.
There’s just enough color here; it’s as if your shoes have a little secret that only flashes out when viewed at precisely the right angle.
This is the type of shoe that causes the wearer walk as though she has some dark and mysterious secret that you can’t quite put your finger on….
And, which one of us wouldn’t want to be that girl, from time to time?
The shows just keep on coming, and the shoes just keep on making statements.
The newest crop of designer shows in Milan includes some of the heavy hitters of the fashion world (Dolce&Gabbana, Pucci, Versace, and Fendi among others).
And what have they brought us?
Well, Dolce&Gabbana have won my award for best use of ”arts and crafts” styling with several variations on this brocading technique that I love.
They’ve also done a lot of patent leather snakeskin, which I’m less nuts about.
Pucci has brought out more designs with that gimp-like robe element. I imagine we’ll be seeing a fair amount of that come Spring 2008 shoes, since it’s showing up in lots of places on the runways. Can’t say I love that look overall, but I do love these shoes! Candy colored Pucci deliciosity!
Versace continues with the glam/luxe a-little-over-the-top style they’re known for. My fave shoe from their show? This one in a pretty pretty kelly green.
Fendi seems to have put all of their models in variations on this shoe, which I almost love, but then just at the last minute, my love veers off into great disgust. So close, yet so far.
But at least this model’s feel look like they might be escaping the runway mostly unscathed. Unlike some of the other girls’ feet we’ve seen on the catwalks.
And speaking of models’ feet in danger, Dsquared wins my award for Worst Fitting Shoe on the Runway.
It’s a shame, because the shoe itself is quite lovely to look at. But that poor model looks like she’s a second away from falling completely out of that shoe. Her heel’s going to slip down that steep slope of an arch and her toes are going to slide of that front platform (look they’re already halfway there) and she’s going to fall on her face!
But Dsquared is also in my bad books for this not-so-sexy accessory.
OK, sure, a lot of models smoke. That doesn’t make it any better for them. And putting it up on the runway certainly doesn’t encourage young girls to smoke in order to be sexy, does it? No! Of course not! Sort of ironic timing, since America’s Next Top Model (for my money, the best crappy reality show out there) just aired an ep where they did ”before and after” shots about the effects of smoking and then declared the season a non-smoking one. Oh, Tyra. What a daring and innovative statement you make that no one has made before you.
I’m digging the trend for booties for fall. I’m happily hunting for a pair I like to incorporate into my shoe collection, and if I had the money for it, these shiny Pucci black and gold numbers would be in my closet in the wink of an eye and the click of a mouse.
I love the scalloped edge and the gold trip and the gold soles and… well everything. The heel’s a bit high for me, but at just over 3 inches (80mm), it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility for my shoe wearing tastes. However, at $795, they’re well out of reach. Dammit!