I made a point of arriving an hour later for the unveiling of Rene Caovilla’s winter collection at their beautiful boutique store on Via Bagutta within Milan’s Quadrilatero Della Moda. I guess I did not want to seem over-anxious but deep down, I could not wait to see their ‘Emotions & Dreams’ collection of bejewelled footwear.
Inspired by high society, the collection plays with dark and warm tones, mixing suede, venetian lace, bows and crystals to live up to expectations as adornments fit for princesses – a top choice for red carpet royalty.
The open toe ankle boots are exquisite with its Venetian embroidery, Swarovski crystals and micro paillettes which all lend a particular old romance to the piece, tied with a silk ribbon.
A most unusual interpretation of a winter boot, is the cashmere sock boot showered with crystals and small studs that rise from the heel up the back of the leg.
I also really liked the Princess sandal in emerald-green satin, the Eternity peep-toe slingback in champagne suede and crystal as well as the grey suede décolleté shoes with its romantic crystal bow.