Studio Visit Round II

Georgina Chapman talks shoes, bags, and the man: Christian Louboutin.


In a second visit to the Marchesa studio between shows on Tuesday, a casual Georgina Chapman clad in very subtle six inch wholesome spiked Louboutin heels and boyfriend jeans offered a sneak peek at some of the accessories tomorrow’s show will unveil. Upon taking me over to the crafts station, an array of intricately sewn together short heeled Louboutins sat like an army of diligent queens right beside the fabrics used to adorn their otherwise typical, albeit conventional silhouettes.

“Shorter heels just seemed right for the clothes,” she said. For the season at large, too. For collections like Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Peter Som, Creatures of the Wind, Edun, Band of Outsiders and Yigal Azrouel, the upcoming season’s mantra seems to mandate a collective: the shorter the heel, the better we feel. (This does not, however, speak for the hats of this season.)

When asked about the footwear, “I just love Christian, there was never any other way,” Chapman told me. He’s been supplying the never-produced shoes for the exclusive-to-Marchesa show five years. “We’ll order the shoes and use our embroidery,” she described while playing with some of the tulle, about the adornment process. Indeed, a true collaborative effort.

And per the handbags, several new silhouettes will walk tomorrow at 5PM. Chapman is very excited. Exotic skinned large sized clutches had just arrived from overseas during my visit but the main gist of this collection continues to celebrate current it-bag, the minaudiere. Photographed above, one of the elaborately beaded clutches implementing pops of the some of the colors you can expect to admire in the coming twenty-four hours. Some of the structured clutches include jingling bottoms that will likely speak to both the collection’s aesthetic and, well, the bounce in your step.

Photographed here, a micro-shot of a board at large demonstrating some of the skins, embroidery work and accessory silhouettes. For the rest on this, I suppose we’ll have to wait until tomorrow and see it all come to magical fruition.

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