My busy Saturday during Milan Fashion week continued with a visit to the beautiful Galleria Silvano Lodi in the middle of the Quadrilatero della Moda to visit the temporary show room of Luisa Tratzi. A real corner of peace in a crowded area where I had the time to admire wonderful art creations (because I can’t just call them shoes!) and catch up with Luisa to chat about her FW2015 collection, Miss Garçon.
Why Miss Garçon? First; because she introduces new flat shoes, especially brogues, with a touch of masculinity that maintain very feminine details. Secondly, because of the details that recall mens’ shirts found in many of the new pieces (from super sexy high boots to very feminine killer heels décolleté). Last but not least, the use of new materials with a wink to those jacquards used for men ties and ascots.
Leather (especially suede) and patent are still the most used materials. Those along with the famous de-structured heels, which I loved so during her last show in September, continue to be the center of Luisa Tratzi’s new collection.
Speaking of which, I had the chance to try both the wedge heels and the “crooked” heels and I can tell you that they are incredibly comfortable to wear!
Luisa Tratzi’s shoes are not just shoes but elegant and sensual pieces of art, especially because of the attention and study of the details. For their complex forms and volumes, I would call them sculptures. The new colors and patterns, introduced in this collection, are to die-for: from magenta to purple, from olive green to navy blue and every possible declination of patterns on the soft leathers and new ecological furs… houndstooth mixed with patent and metallic heels.
Yet again I see in her work a beautiful way of mixing modern (sculpted and geometric forms) with vintage (use of coil heels, multiple straps and classic patterns of past eras).
I introduced Luisa Tratzi last year as one of the most talented Italian emerging shoe designers, but let me tell you that, for me, she is a star in the Italian firmament of shoe designers. The great Italian quality and her strong attention to details, mixed with her incredible creativity- make her more than an emerging talent, but a new amazing reality to keep an eye on!
I tried to take as many photos as I could of my favorite pieces to share with you. Just a little something to hold you over until the new collection goes on sale. For more, you can visit Luisa Tratzi’s site www.luisatratzi.it.
PS: This is me with my new friend Giotto, who enjoyed the shoes (and the soft red carpet) as much as I did!
I wore Max&Co coat, Topshop hat, Acne Studios jeans from Matchfashion.com, Dixie sweater, Tosca Blu ankle boots and nepalese necklace