Mary Katrantzou and Gianvito Rossi are both amazing designers in their own rights, so a collaboration between the two was always going to be one to watch.
Mary Katrantzou is probably best known for her amazing use of print, while Gianvito Rossi… well, Gianvito Rossi just makes some seriously kick-ass shoes, as far as I’m concerned. Put the two together, and you get this fabulous new shoe collection, which mostly consists of classic pumps (in a range of those lovely floral prints Katrantzou is famous for), with a couple of other styles thrwn in for good measure.
I love the floral prints: two of the prints are shown in the image above, but you’ll find another two at Shopbop, along with the glitter covered sandals in the middle of the image. These also come in two different colourways – the navy, silver and red shown here is my favourite, and I don’t think you can go too far wrong with this particular colour combination, but there’s also a black and yellow version, too.
Not shown are the floral print flats, which are in the “slipper” style we’ve been seeing so much of in recent years. The style isn’t my personal taste, but the delicate floral print most definitely IS, and I think these could work really well on the right person.
The big issue here, however, is the price. The pumps start from around $600, while the glitter sandals will set you back $1,080. Not cheap, but then again, you are paying, not just for the craftsmaship, but for the work of two well-known designers. With that said, as as much as I love the shoes, I’ll probably be going for one of the floral print pumps that are sure to pop up on the high street this summer instead. If these are the shoes for you, however, you can find them all at Shopbop.