Sergio Rossi Fall-Winter 2013-2014 shoes collection
The Sergio Rossi Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection designed by creative director Francesco Russo finds inspiration in one forceful idea: the exaltation of the shoe as an expression of architectural design. It’s a tribute to world-class architect Santiago Calatrava, who throughout his work has forged a union between architectural vision and engineering principles.
Accordingly, the Sergio Rossi shoe becomes for all practical purposes a micro building where the architectural factor emerges conceptually as the successful pursuit of a design project, not as a group of geometric shapes and consequently complete constructions.
Basic structure regains its true value.
Distinctive shapes and colours give way to a set of structural components that assume the dominant role in that they are – and shall remain – what ultimately defines the shoe.
Both striking example and signature item of the new Sergio Rossi collection is a spike-heel pump with set steel support cage between heel and sole.
While surely a decorative feature, this cage is also a functional element since no differently from the metal frameworks essential to building construction, it supports the delicate structure of the shoe.
In line with the concept of simplicity or pure clean design underpinning the collection, the palette contains black, white and nude hues only. As for materials, the use of python in addition to classic leather and suede enhances and highlights the graphic effects and underscores the geometric shapes of the shoe.
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the Sergio Rossi presentation cocktail during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 21, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Sergio Rossi)
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