Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Milano: Spring Summer RTW 2009

Sergio Rossi - front. Sexy very high sandals inspired by the extraordinary landscapes of Africa with its intense colors and unique essence. The ankle is adorned with earth coloured bangles, recalling tribal ornamentation in its most contemporary form.

Sergio Rossi – back. The back of a flat pair of sandals. Strands of gold and silver beads form an ankle strap.

Sergio Rossi/ Monkeybiz. Sergio Rossi has designed two special limited edition pieces with heart shapes, available for Valentine’s, crafted by Monkeybiz artists. This love motif represents a tribute from the heart of fashion world to Monkeybiz mission and art.

Sergio Rossi/Monkeybiz. Sergio Rossi embraces and supports the Monkeybiz mission, a non-profit income-generating bead project, born eight years ago in South Africa from the desire to create employment and empowerment for disadvantaged women. All of the profits from the sales of Monkeybiz artworks are reinvested back into community services including an HIV wellness clinic, weekly soup kitchens, yoga, drama and choir groups, as well as a burial fund for artists and their families. Sergio Rossi believes and supports the non-profit organization by giving part of the proceeds of the above special edition bags and sandals.

Sergio Rossi/Puma. Sergio Rossi and Puma presented a capsule collection of women’s footwear that will debut at Colette in Paris in January 2009. In the foreground WV2726 grey satin covered lace-up pump with white leather sole and high heel. Also available in leather and other colors.

Sergio Rossi. “Blending Italian luxury and sport lifestyle in a contemporary way is a concept we find incredibly exciting at Sergio Rossi and we believe we have found a perfect partner in Puma. Through our levels of Italian craftsmanship and exclusive creativity, we are essentially enabling a modern crossover of traditional luxury clientele with a new breed of fans influenced not only by fashion, but also by sport and design.” said Didier Bonnin, president and CEO of Sergio Rossi about the Puma collaboration.

Sergio Rossi – detail. A detail of Didier Bonnin’s Sergio Rossi lace up shoes with “peacock” detail on the tip.
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