Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Style -

There’s al­ways a sense of fun and fan­tasy in your shoes. Where does that come from? I think it’s in my ed­u­ca­tion, the way I was brought up – my fa­ther is a very funny per­son. If a piece makes you smile, that makes it de­sir­able; it se­duces you. In your Spring/ Sum­mer ’14 col­lec­tion, there was quite a lot of use of plas­tic, a ma­te­rial that Vivier him­self ex­per­i­mented with … Trans­parency was one of the main themes for me. I wanted to of­fer a sort of il­lu­sion, to make the feet look like they were float­ing, like there were lit­tle strings hold­ing the feet there, with­out which it would be im­pos­si­ble to bring magic to it. Were there many other sources of de­sign in­spi­ra­tion for your col­lec­tion? There’s the cu­bist in­spi­ra­tion, then there’s two sides of a woman – a Bruno Frisoni with At­lanta de Cadenet Tay­lor at the launch of ‘ Vir­gule, etc’ boy­ish girl, some­one wear­ing pants, and then, a very sexy woman with a girly at­ti­tude. It’s about colour and play­ful­ness. And with the buckle, it’s about struc­ture. In your opin­ion, what makes a great pair of shoes? The lines first; that to me is very im­por­tant. Fash­ion, in a way, has al­ways been about the sil­hou­ette. Sil­hou­ette, colour, ma­te­rial, and there is pro­por­tion. I think it should al­ways be sexy, even if it’s a clas­sic, there should be some­thing that gives it that sex­i­ness. And what do you per­son­ally find sexy? Show­ing the cleav­age, or the in­ner part of the feet; it’s like go­ing deep into the dé­col­leté. The an­kle is re­ally sexy. And then shoe height, de­pend­ing on the woman wear­ing it. Some­times, flats can be in­cred­i­bly sexy but could be a dis­as­ter on some­one else.

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