Valentino shoes are loved by the celebrities, fashion bloggers or street style stars. Valentino Rockstud pumps were the hottest shoes of the year. The brand’s Garavani shoes in psychedelic rainbow colors was a big hit. 70’s inspired block-heeled boots with eye-catching colorful stripes were among the most impressive shoes of last winter.
For resort 2017 collection, Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli headed to the current fashion hot spot of Cuba for inspiration. “It’s really unbelievable, how it’s like time has stopped,” said Chiuri “We are Italian, and when you arrive there, you feel like you’re remembering a place in Italy from when you were a kid.”
Including military, African, Spanish and American influences, multi cultures are featured in the collection, as rich as Cuba history itself, with modern updates like Valentino red and other dense colors, as well as embroidery and prints.
“The thing we love about Cuba is the many different memories of the place—African, Spanish, ’50s America,” said the designers “It gave us a real freedom to mix, like a souvenir, lots of pieces together.”
The styles of shoes are presented in many varieties including straight cut boots, flip flops, strap sandals and pumps. The charming details of colorful lace, pyramid and lapis lazuli studs, African prints on leather, tropical leaf and floral adornments and metallic upper injected multi-cultural fun flavor into the shoe designs.
The high upper of pumps are with a sense of the past in ’50’s silhouettes, yet updated with the most up to date chunky heels and with studs around the outersole. African prints carved on the leather of boots and sandals reflected the intense workmanship of the Valentino’s. Avarcas Menorquina sandals are crafted with polished materials and modernized uppers to address the Spanish cultural with the designers’ own interpretations.
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