For Fall/Winter 2015 the Rupert Sanderson for Antonio Berardi footwear collaboration presents a vision of sculptural sensuality, reflective of the clothes themselves. Taking reference from Frank Gehry – light, distorted, magnified and undulated, brought movement and transparency to the vision, a vision that retains the trademark Sanderson Berardi feminism and dynamism.
The contrast between heavy beading and rich embellishment with darker noir fabrics bring the collection out of the realms of the fantastical into the everyday. A palette of pitch black, midnight blue and emerald is interspersed with splashes of neon pink, lilac and shocks of sunflower yellow. Flashes of crimson and cerise emerge from the floral prints. All of these elements are reflected on the design of the footwear.
The Berardi woman is at once revealed and yet concealed, sensuous yet chaste, in a contradictory but highly compelling state of femininity.
Sanderson says, “This collaboration best exemplifies the synergy between the strong silhouettes and distinctive markings that make great shoes, with the total look of the catwalk collection. Incorporating fabrics used in the pieces perfectly into the shoes and boots gives a total presentation and expression of the look."