“I know designers usually say they prefer doing their fall collections, but I enjoy spring more – all of the color, the combinations — it’s more fun,” said Pierre Hardy at his spring 2016 presentation in Paris yesterday.
His spring assortment had plenty of pop throughout — it was a smattering of unique, unexpected color and material combinations, inspired in part by the comics of Roy Lichtenstein. Pop ornaments — discs of metal, PVC and polka-dot printed leather — were used on key styles from sandals to pumps to sneakers. Tri-color pointy toe pumps and sandals were lined with a shaded PVC material meant to serve as a sunglass-type treatment.
The designer also coined a new term for a style he called a Basketdrille, one part sneaker, the other part espadrille. “You can clearly see the two different techniques,” he said. Decked out in polka dots and adorned with red ribbon, the look is one of the designer’s favorites of the season.
Outside of his own line, Hardy also held court at a Hermès shoe presenation in the City of Light and attended the Paco Rabbane show and will support close friend Nicolas Ghesquière at his Louis Vuitton next week.
Click through the gallery to see more Pierre Hardy spring ’16 styles.