Cesare Paciotti Laces Us With Romantic, Ultra Feminine, Lace Print Soles
Red soles have become synonymous with Christian Louboutin shoes, and now lace-printed soles may emerge as a design trademark for Italian footwear brand Cesare Paciotti.
For Fall/Winter 2010, Cesare Paciotti launched an opulent collection inspired by the showy abundance-oriented style of the late ’80s — imagine one of Ivana Trump’s over-the-top, status-wielding ensembles and set it to the dramatic, big haired, leather-and-lace feel of Heart’s “Sweet Dreams” video.Translation: booties with animal prints and romantic ruffles (as pictured at top), cerulean blue snakeprint sandals with criss-crossed strips and cheeky cutouts (as shown second from top), Swarovski crystal-adorned evening shoes, and more. And, to add a new and unexpected touch, each shoe features a red-and-black, lace-printed sole with a gold dagger accent.
And these artsy lace soles are no one-shot deal. Paciotti’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, inspired by 19th century lingerie and corsets, consists of shoes with handmade, embroidered silks paired with strips of lace — all boasting nude, almost champagne-like soles with a black lace print and a gold dagger detail. To get an idea of the collection’s feel, check out the slingback, high-heeled, peep-toe spectator shoes pictured above (fourth from top), which feature chestnut brown silk uppers adorned with star burst-shaped white threads, sequins, and beading, juxtaposed against a black lace material featuring brass eyelets and black laces that tie up in a corset-like fashion. Pointy, kitten heeled slingbacks made of supple black leather and featuring dagger charms along the ankle strap also speak to the collection’s Victorian influence.
Now these soles are my kind of soul food!
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