Viva Vivier!

Fash­ion is fleet­ing but style is for­ever as Roger Vivier proves. With­stand­ing the test of time, the brand con­tin­ues to draw in fans aplenty

Malaysia Tatler - - FACES -

Ec­cen­tric, worldly, and with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for vin­tage clas­sics, the Roger Vivier woman is a hy­brid of past and present— con­stantly a whirl­wind of colour and pas­sion with the de­li­cious scent of re­bel­lion cling­ing to her. Ev­ery bit as alike as the per­son from whom the brand was birthed. Vivier was al­ways the trend-set­ter, ex­per­i­ment­ing with the un­like­li­est ma­te­ri­als in ad­di­tion to the cre­ation of the se­duc­tive stiletto. How­ever, the iconic Vivier buckle did not ap­pear un­til 1965 as part of the Belle Vivier shoe which shot to fame when worn by Cather­ine Deneuve. With his pass­ing, the ba­ton was handed over to cre­ative direc­tor Bruno Frisoni and it’s al­most like Vivier never left. Brighter, bolder and tweaked to suit the mod­ern woman but still au­then­ti­cally Vivier, Frisoni rein­ter­prets Vivier’s work while never los­ing sight of the brand’s soul and phi­los­o­phy. In fact, Frisoni turned the fa­mous name into a lux­ury brand renowned for its ac­ces­sories. The range has now ex­panded from just car­ry­ing Vivier's beloved shoes to a de­light­fully vi­brant col­lec­tion of bags, small leather goods, belts and sun­glasses. As proof that Vivier’s de­signs are in­deed time­less clas­sics, sev­eral no­table celebs such as Kar­lie Kloss, Mi­randa Kerr, Ni­cole Kid­man, Rihanna and Michelle Yeoh have all been spot­ted with un­der­stated glam­orous pieces from the brand.

NEW STAR RIS­ING The Boîte de Nuit Star Stripes clutch as seen on Rihanna (pic­tured be­low) and shoe, fea­ture the re­vamped Roger Vivier buckle as a jewel-en­crusted star

BRAND NEW BELLE The mod­ern Belle Vivier, a sleeker up­date to the clas­sic Belle Vivier shoe which de­buted in 1965

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