The Ballet takes centre stage as the inspiration for Sandra Choi’s Autumn Winter 2015 collection. Drawing on the powerful sense of emotion conveyed by the line of a dancer’s body, the palpable passion created by a single movement and the elegance of an arabesque, the collection explores a pas des deux relationship between ballet and bondage, the binding and tying of a dancer’s ankle with a simple ribbon that gives the confidence to release an emotionally charged performance.
Buckles harness, fine leather ribbon ties caress, minimal leather and brushed gold hardware cuff details bind evocatively and exaggerated organza bows tease the ankle and the foot. Decadent and sensuous velvet dominates lending a richness of texture contrasting with the softest nappa leather. The colour palette sees the innocence of ballet pink contrasted with moodier hues of teal, red, cinnamon, black and a degradé of ballet pink to black python.
Autumn Winter 2015 heralds the birth of a new rounded toe featured on different silhouettes from a classic stiletto heeled pump to a shoe bootie in leather finished with a delicate velvet trim and tantalising leather ribbon tied bow gracing the back of the ankle. Velvet flats feature en pointe inspired toes.