“You see beautiful women in Valentino, beautiful women with tattoos, beautiful punks, all moving together,” he enthused. The designer channeled these different “tribes” into a series of talismanic designs, offering up glamorous and stylized interpretation of royal eagles, cockerels and moths on a range of designs from high glam heels to sneakers.
The graphic eagle motif was worked with beads or appliquéd leather on the ankle straps of vertiginous sandals, as a loop handle on the front of clutches or as a gem-encrusted emblem across the top of lilac satin sneakers. The moth’s wings, meanwhile, were symbolized in a series of designs featuring satin bows that were more familiar Vivier territory.
Winks to festivals include bright green embroidered sequins evoking palm trees that wrap around the feet on a pair of sandals, as well as the use of a sand and gold palette, seen on a clutch embellished with a sparkling knit mesh.
Click through the gallery to explore the spring ’17 Rendez-Vous collection. — By Alex Wynne