Wild beauty unleashed. Spring Summer 2014 at Jimmy Choo explores the vibrant sensuality of the natural world, revealing a new, elemental organic aesthetic. Shells, camouflage, aposematic colouration – the defences of nature are reinterpreted for the urban landscape as shoes take on armour-like sensibilities, exerting power over their environment.
Striking yet unexpected, the colours take their origin from the interplay of insect shells set against the elements. Flashes of honey gold, neon flame, palisander, lime and iridescent blue bottle are accented across the collection. The collection also includes Atilla, neon snakeskin flats, Tamber, an ankle strap sandal with butterfly-like wings cocooning the foot, Vista, a multi-colour and black gloss elaphé patent heel and the strappy fluoro-coral Damsen sandal that does all-out unabashed block colour.
The Jimmy Choo woman is confident in her skin and the collection exalts the power and lure of femininity. As a butterfly emerges from the cocoon, she is armed with a renewed vivacity this season. Contrast becomes key, countering the vibrancy of colour and pattern against the natural exoticism and texture of skin.
Camouflage blends in, but it also steps into the light in jewelled leaf cut-out heels and bright block colour patent bags. There is also an ode to that floral that plays out in a palette of notice-me shades, – with stand-out design details including neon embroidered flowers against mesh and tropical prints splashed over acrylic clutches.
After dark, the vivid colours quieten as a deeper intensity pervades. Lacquered strappy sandals reveal an alluring bondage-style exoskeleton; black stilettos are dressed up with patent piping, while shimmering deepest purple metallic heels introduce new decadence to the night. Evening bags come hard-cased in glossed finishes with gold clasps, or deconstructed in larger shapes with a slouchy silhouette strapped in by gold chains.
Jimmy Choo is available at Bergamo, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Chennai. Contact 42050953.