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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

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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

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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

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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

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