Creative director Bruno Frisoni took inspiration from Central Asia and its bazaars, deploying rich colors and materials including calf hair, Mongolian lamb and metallic leathers. The latter was used on a rendition of the new Virgule2 square-toed booties and Prismic handbags, while sequins, lamé fabrics, silks and diamanté details decorated evening accessories.
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Frisoni introduced the Inès bag, a flap-fronted style “with a laid-back attitude,” he said, inspired by Vivier muse Inès de la Fressange. Ornate versions came in embroidered suede or fur.
Prismic bags and evening clutches were adorned with new, easy-fastening closures, and accessories like outsized Prismic necklaces and belts set off the line.
Frisoni also had fun with what he called a “Marsupilami” animal-skin pattern, after the Belgian comic-book character, in shades dominated by a bright mustard yellow on high and low boots, sandals, moccasins and brogues in ponyskin for day and silk for evening.
The new Stiletto-Sphère, with its disco ball at the top of the heel, made an appearance in the main collection after being introduced through the Rendez-Vous limited-edition series in January.