The unveiling of Fratelli Rossetti’s Swinging London collection proved to be quite a treat. I attended the presentation of these Fall/Winter 2013/14 shoes and matching handbag, in another Milanese palazzo where the stark contrast of black and white creations were placed in rows under glass domes.
Quite strong and masculine in design, Swinging London is brought back to life with six models in all its vibrant optimism featuring black and white glossy leather, optical designs and graphic prints combined with classic elements of Fratelli Rossetti’s tradition, such as the tassels and the buckle.
The tasselled moccasin with its gutsy appearance, also available as a lace-up Oxford shoe, is perfect for creating a more masculine look. The flat ballerina also makes an appearance with a tassel and laces.
The ankle boot has a tapered toe while the strap adds a touch of glam.
On the chic cropped high heel boot, white and black draw a curvaceous wave with a dramatic visual impact.
The collection is finished off with a Sixties style clutch bag in a geometric silhouette.
Here I am with one of the three Rossetti brothers, Luca 🙂
When I landed back in South Africa, I decided to celebrate Swinging London in my own way… A black and white photoshoot while driving a London cab 🙂