A season which enjoys taking the very functional very seriously, then escapes the world of work to take a stroll along Miami Beach. A season that tweaks reasonable elegance so far as to borrow neo-romantic elements that are cool, even very gently rebellious.
Bag and shoe selection
A REASONABLE GARDEN
A French garden, organised and dreamy
-An organised elegance, but discreetly offbeat in cut-out pumps and ultra-flat mules, in very well-constructed bags.
With highly sophisticated curb chains in gilded metal, or oversized in coloured injected plastic. Elaborate clasps, sheathed or cloisonné buckles.
-A gently rebellious romanticism, Ii neo-espadrilles or embroidered slide sandals, in laced belts. With prints of small flowers, and crocheted ribbons. Pleated flounces, pompoms, leather or fabric flowers, woven strings, ropes twisted with leather. Cut-out leathers, rubbery linens. All-over camouflage.
AN IMPUDENT GARDEN
A cult garden, one of bold hyper-femininity We show ourselves, even flaunt ourselves, we stroll along Miami Beach.
In provocative printed boots and bejewelled, painted, OTT mini bags. In Turkish slippers or jewel-studded strappy sandals, in moulded thigh boots and pointed ankle boots. In clutches and small jewel bags, in cut-out plastic baskets.
With heels and handles in jewelled plexiglass or leopard prints. Exaggerated platforms, soles with pointed toes, starry or diamond studded clasps.
AN UTILITARIAN GARDEN
We borrow from and we revisit tools from the world of work: mechanic, gardener, doctor, painter, athlete, pilot.
In thick-soled sneakers, in cross body satchels, in plumbers’ bags, in box bags and military briefcases.
With seatbelt buckles, nut and bolt clasps, bulldog clips, paper clips, denim fabrics, netting and Velcro just to show off, decorative toe caps, elastic laces.