Sergio Rossi Spring/ Summer 2016 Presentation Review

Once again, Sergio Rossi’s design director, Angelo Ruggeri has collaborated with Countess and Italian socialite, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Inspired by Mexican flowers, nature and animals this collection is divided in 3 parts, but throughout the entire collection, the one thing that is noticeable is the explosion of colors. For this presentation, the decor and the layout of the location set the tone for the entire collection, as gold palm trees and their leaves served as placement for the shoes. It was immediately evident that this season; the Sergio Rossi woman is not afraid of colors and certainly not afraid of the height of the 70’s heels! The location also represented a woman that has a chic spirit, a love for travel, and more shoes than one can imagine.

1st part of the Collection: Multi-color

Inspired by the 70’s spirit, the first part of the collection is dedicated to daytime, divided into two essential colors, black and white. The white part consists of wedges and flats made out of a white fabric but embellished with colorful Mexican flowers and as you take a closer look, one or two green and orange animals can be spotted. One of our favorite flats from the collection, as it is ideal for summer, was presented in both black and white. These flats are open toe sandals, but their particularity is the fact that they’re also open on the side and the lace-ups in the middle bring all the details together. The black section also had very masculine espadrilles, but because of the colorful flowers we can easily see it on any “It Girl” during a summer festival.

2nd Part of Collection: Invasion of Wood


Still inspired by the 70’s style and cuts, the second part of the collection is a mixture of three types of wood plus cork. The importance of this part is the craftsmanship behind the shoes. Both designers wanted this part to be useful for both day and night according to the location and where the girl is going. These shoes are appropriate for every kind of event whether the Sergio Rossi woman is going to a cocktail party in Capri or a dinner party in a more metropolitan city.

The mixture of the different materials used, such as the hand-wrapped marquetry, the leather and the cork provides a unique essence to the collection and is a result of a pattern that stands out on its own.

3rd Part of the Collection: Black and Gold

This section of the collection is definitely for nighttime. Those sandals are for the girl that feels connected to the 70’s and who’s forever Bohemian chic. The disco clubs and nights inspire the black but mostly gold plating sandals. From the black buckle stiletto to the braided gold flats, every little detail of this portion of the collection gives a very delicate and feminine effect.
The Sergio Rossi woman this season is relaxed, effortless but also very elegant and loves a good party.

Written by: The Dia Diaries Milan Contributor, Anne-Isabelle Saint-Pierre

CHANDIA BRENNENChandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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