GRAZIE Sergio

Five months after Sergio Rossi passed away, the house he founded has unveiled a new archive driven collection of the famed shoemaker’s greatest hits named GRAZIE Sergio. Reproducing 10 signature designs created by Rossi from 1969 to 2003, the limited edition collection (400 styles per shoe) will begin retailing in selective stores and online in December.

Our history is what makes us who we are. Throwback to the Sergio Rossi archive: Carla Bruni shot by Ellen von Unwerth. 

«I am proud to introduce GRAZIE Sergio, a project from the heart and filled with emotion, inspired by the creator of the dream we live every day. A tribute I deemed necessary to carry on and celebrate, today more than ever, his vision and creativity. I have always had a profound respect for Mr. Sergio Rossi, and I felt the responsibility to guide the brand inspired by his values from my arrival at the company. GRAZIE Sergio is more than a collection as it lives above all traditional seasons and comes from the visceral desire to move and be moved. We have revived from the archive 10 of his most beautiful creations and signature styles, made in our magic factory of San Mauro Pascoli, dedicated to all Sergio Rossi lovers. GRAZIE Sergio is a love letter to our women, a tribute to the Maestro, but also an important statement to restore a great truth: Sergio Rossi has always been and still is the symbol of femininity, quality and timeless Italian style» – Riccardo Sciutto, Sergio Rossi Group CEO. Since arriving in the company in 2016, Sciutto began organizing a significant archive for the house, which was founded in 1951.

10 creations manifesto of the aesthetics of the years, signature styles contemporary today more than ever, including the pillars and iconic collections as sr1 and srTwenty:
1969 – GRAZIE Sergio pump in leather with geometrical heel, heel 60
1973 – GRAZIE Sergio platform chalk and carminio bicolor leather, heel 70
1983 – GRAZIE Sergio pump black printed cocco with accessory, heel 90
1991 – GRAZIE Sergio pump in red lycra stretch, heel 50
1998 – GRAZIE Sergio cage sandal in black suede with silver details, heel 85
1998 – GRAZIE Sergio sr1 sandal in pearl leather, heel 60
2000 – GRAZIE Sergio mule in pony leather, heel 90
2000 – GRAZIE Sergio boots in platinum mesh with shiny details, heel 90
2000 – GRAZIE Sergio srTwenty mule in printed reptile, heel 60
2003 – GRAZIE Sergio lady jane in black patent leather with fringes and steel heel, heel 90

Bold, refined and timeless. No detail is left to chance: every shoe has the original logo from its year and is placed in a one-of-a-kind packaging.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sergio Rossi, @SERGIOROSSI
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Sergio Rossi Dead From Coronavirus

The first famous victim in the fashion world has died at the age 84 from complications of the novel coronavirus: Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi. Prior to his passing, he was hospitalized for a few days in Cesena, Italy, one of the nations hit hardest by the pandemic.

«Everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream,» Sergio Rossi Group chief executive Riccardo Sciutto wrote in a statement.  «Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honor to have met him and gotten to present him the archive earlier this year. His vision and approach will remain our guide in the growth of the brand and the business. He loved women and was able to capture a woman’s femininity in a unique way, creating the perfect extension of a woman’s leg through his shoes. Our long and glorious history started from his incredible vision and we’ll remember his creativity forever.»

Don’t miss Sergi Rossi’s exclusive capsule at Net-à-Porter, featuring timeless crystal-embellished pumps, sandals and flats.

Sergio Rossi founded his eponymous footwear label in 1951, and quality craftsmanship has remained central to the brand’s identity ever since. Expertly handmade in the founder’s native San Mauro Pascoli, each pair of shoes is the product of a 120-step process and more than 14 hours of meticulous attention to detail. It was a family business: Rossi’s father was a shoemaker, and his son, Gianvito Rossi, went on to start his own successful accessories brand.

Gianvito said that his father put up a noble fight against the coronavirus. »He has always stood out for his class and his strong, charismatic, generous, courageous character: a natural leader, loved and respected at the same time by his collaborators, with whom, in the long journey of his life, he created one big familyGianvito Rossi wrote. «The family offers, with love, their last goodbye: With the unquenchable fire of your passion, you taught us that there are no limits for those who love what they doGoodbye, maestro.»

Grazie Sergio!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi, Net-à-Porter and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Cocktail Sandals

Cocktail Sandals

Make a showstopping entrance in one of these standout styles. Don’t reserve for after dark, wear those cocktail sandals 9 to 5 with a great summer dress.

Keane metallic elaphe and rope gladiator sandals iconby Jimmy Choo
Minerva printed stingray and suede sandals by Sergio Rossi
Studded lace-up leather sandalsicon by Alaïa
Amazon elaphe sandals by Aquazzura
Exposure suede gladiator sandals iconby Tamara Mellon
6 Kori lace-up leather gladiator sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals

LoL, Sandra

Trend Report S/S 2012: Garden Party

Garden Party Cover

Good news for S/S 2012, everything’s coming up roses (and orchids, and daffodils, and daisies). Head to toe floral prints are one of the season’s biggest trends and were seen all over the runways.

My all-time favourite Mary Katrantzou who is known for her bold prints and vivid colors, showed this trend in perfection, flowers and print – the perfect combination of her strengths. Her runway was divided by a field of carnations. Please click here for the previous post.

Take a peek at the most fun garden party of the season! Floral prints, extreme edition!

Garden Party 4

The colours range from fabulous bright colours reminiscent of a tropical vacation to soft neutrals and stunning pastels. Lilac and light green are among summer’s favourites.

Garden Party 3-D

As if the floral prints weren’t enough, the designers went and attached 3-D flowers and embellishments to the fabrics. A season’s must! Best collection: Louis Vuitton!

Garden Party 2

I’m betting it won’t be long before a style icon like Alexa Chung is spotted in this cool Chloé or Prada outfit!

Garden Party 3

If you didn’t think you could wear a head to toe look printed with multi-coloured florals and still look cool, Erdem just proved you totally wrong.

Garden party Accessories

From the necklace, to the shoes, to the bags, to the earrings, this S/S 2012 trend is a complete floral explosion!
Stay tuned for more to complement this look…

LoL, Sandra

Shoe Special S/S 2011: Wedges & Flatforms

Wedges & Flatforms

Chunky heels and wedges, this is what the summer 2011 is all about . Being more comfortable than high heels (especially if you live like me in a city plastered with cobblestones) and giving you a more casual and effortless look, those shoes will be surely bestsellers.

Enjoy those creations for this summer that are bold, daring and definitely different.

Wedge Resort SS2011

Wedges ss2011

Flatforms

The footwear innovation for S/S 2011 is the flatform – a ballet flat elevated on a high platform heel, that gives you extra hight. Kind of reminiscent of summer espandrilles, but only higher. Designers are loving them at the moment.
And what about you? Are you a brick-like shoe lover?

LoL, Sandra

S/S 2011: Bright at Night

What to wear at night

Searching for a gorgeous gown to attend a black tie gala this summer? Consider fashion’s recent colour vibe, characterized by vibrant eye-popping shades, edgy neons and Crayola brights from head to toe.

Stripping away all darkness might be your ticket to brighten up your mood. Play with the hues and combine them, colour-blocking is a must. This is your chance to enlighten every party.

LoL, Sandra

Bold Colours

Aiming High

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Camilla Skovgaard F/W 2010

Camilla Skovgaard F/W 2010


High heeled, stilettoed, up to the thigh, those boots are insane and definitely to become the hits of the season. Just imagine your legs in them! Those jaw-dropping models from the F/W 2010 collections will make you speechless and others green with envy.

The overknee is going to stay for another season, love the Burberry ones. You could feel a saloon-girl approach in detail and line at Balmain or Givenchy, lace-up and mid-calf, you are ready to dance the Can-Can. But no worries, it is a very modern look, not at all disguised.

Architecturally amazing are the soles of Viktor & Rolf, even if they seem to be a copy of Camilla Skovgaard`s signature style (see left).

Buckled, fringed – there are certainly no rules, experiment with such a variety of shapes and models. I am sure that there is already one that has conquered your heart! To be in stores soon…

LoL, Sandra