Roger Vivier s/s 2013: the highlights
Roger Vivier was such a legend of footwear history that we always take an interest in what his eponymous label is doing in the shoe department during Fashion Week. The presentation for spring/summer 2013 did not disappoint us: in fact, it's only served to remind us of how much we love this label; a label that's steeped in tradition but adapts itself to current trends so well.
Arranged in a beautifully ornate Parisian salon, the shoes and accessories nestled among plants and foliage, almost like bright-coloured flowers blooming in a woodland. We loved the peony pinks used on some of the pieces in particular, and these slipper-style jewelled flats really stood out:
All these are certainly evident in the collection, which has a distinct, exotic boldness and strength of colour. The only exception was in the all-monochrome (practically compulsory for a S/S 2013 collection it seems!) range of classic Pilgrim pumps and toe-capped courts, pictued below left, which served as a stark reminder of Vivier's influence and contribution to a wealth of footwear icons.
[Images: Roger Vivier]