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Below, we’ve included details on the Fall/Winter 2019 accessories collections which debuted in Milan from Valextra, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi, Rene Caovilla, and Stuart Weitzman.
Valextra celebrated its timeless values and aesthetics, bringing new life to the SerieS bag for Fall/Winter 2019. Imagined in three sizes—mini, medium, and large—the house turned to the 1950s and ‘60s for inspiration, taking notes on the original SerieS bag, which was fashioned after a doctor’s bag of the time for ease of carry and ideal storage. Available in a palette of colors like military green, rust, rosewood brown, and white, the new SerieS is now imagined in multiple leathers including python, crocodile, and calfskins. This season’s collection also included refreshed iterations of the house’s most iconic contemporary designs like the Iside and Maxi Paseepartout bags.
Made for the sophisticated wearer with a rock-and-roll soul, Giuseppe Zanotti’s new collection embodied all that is completely elegant and unexpectedly cool. Elements like glittering clusters of crystals, oversized bow embellishments, and animal motifs accompanied a selection of shoes and accessories like a classic high gloss black oxford shoe, strappy heeled sandals, and a pair of knee-high boots in silver leather. Two designs we loved included the chunky platform heel in zebra print, and the giraffe-spotted clutch.
Presenting a modern take on the brand’s usual sophisticated elegance, Sergio Rossi introduced us to “Sergio,” transforming its showroom into a refined shoe factory with the help of artist Gary Card. In the space, new designs like a block colored high heel and a knee-high leather boot adorned in ruffles were shown in a display that mimicked various stages of the manufacturing process. By injecting a sharp graphic twist into the brand’s DNA, Sergio’s pointy toes, chunky heels, and bold color and details appeal to the versatile women of today. Highlights included the red ruffled sneaker and the black, gold, white, and snakeskin lace-up bootie.
Rene Caovilla found inspiration in the 1960s and ‘70s in order to create a six-piece collection of elegance and comfort. In a palette of black and white, the brand debuted a sparkling selection of heels and one low-heeled boot—including an updated take on the classic Cleo shoe, which featured a tiny star motif. Other noteworthy pieces included the T-strap heel with the star cutouts and the studded pointy toed stiletto boot.
Stuart Weitzman debuted its Fall/Winter 2019 collection against the stunning backdrop of the Piazza del Duomo, as seen through the windows of the Museo del Novecento. Displayed like works of modern art, the collection included a series of solid and printed thigh high boots, ankle boots, heeled sandals, and block heeled shoes featuring a series in leopard print and a delicately embroidered galactic motif seen on signature styles. Our favorite? The wow-worthy thigh high boots (available in black, nude, and two red shades) crafted from technical stretch vinyl for an optimal hugging effect.