A guided tour with KARINE ARABIAN
THE DESIGNER KNOWN FOR HER FOOTWEAR TAKES US THROUGH THE FORUMS, POINTING OUT HER INSPIRATIONS AND FAVOURITES.
I really like this pale rose crocodile skin from Topcroc (Leather, 3G41/3H42). Its natural shine and delicate nuances, along with its satiny feel, are a good example of luxury as I see it: rich but always sophisticated, and never showy.
Leather, TRENDS GALLERY & FILM, HALL 3
This transparent biodegradable leather from Anil Tannery (Leather, 3I22) is my treasure: its gummy, almost latex handle and its surprising transparency seem a very promising technological innovation. I absolutely agree with the choice made by the jury of the PV Awards.
Leather, INCUBE, HALL 3
What I like about this white sample from AT+T (Accessories, 4G11) is its at once pure and ambiguous look. You’d think it was latex or pleated fabric. It’s both romantic and techno-futuristic.
Accessories, DISPLAY FORUM, HALL 4
This mother-of-pearl heel from Pianeta Gemme (Accessories, 4F29) really caught my eye for its precious yet natural look, which turns the heel into a jewel on its own.
Accessories, SHOE FOCUS, HALL 4