Spring 2015’s message will be crystal clear. Patterns gets a sophisticated makeover. Summer’s nod to all things mod manifests itself in crisp monochrome grids, dots and stripes: patterns as bold as the shapes are subtle. Surprising interpretations of the season’s trends are a Bionda Castana hallmark, so the Sixties mood finds its outlet in print and sexy-sheer geometric cut-outs on modern shapes, rather than the stereotypical platforms or curved heels - drawing on an era that saw women newly emancipated and ready to take on the world.
We continue to mine the metallic trend. The Result? Pure fashion alchemy. Metallics took to the spotlight in all shades, gold, silver, rose gold, gunmetal - and it cascaded across the Spring/Summer 2015 runways. The infamous ‘Atlanta’ single sole pump has been reinvented with a ladylike, yet contemporary edge in silver metallic calf leather and our ‘Lana’ has been reworked in bronze metallic. A perfect nod to the trend.
The world is far more interested in textures and appreciative of technique than ever before. Bionda Castana’s new laser-cut leather styles are so fine they could be mistaken for lace. Pumps in scarlet, nude and baby blue leather, are fused with mesh panelling. A celebration of opulence, the designs are like armour, moulding to and protecting the feet.
Ever at the vanguard of innovations in technology, the British brand’s Italian-made collection boasts much that is new and surprising. Playful fringing adorns ladylike pouch bags, or shimmies unexpectedly on the toe or ankle of shoes. Added fringe gives simple silhouettes depth. While last season’s fringe was all about the Wild West, Spring is leaving more decorative tassel. All the better for the dance floor.
Geometric, spiked and scalloped leather rests on the sheerest mesh, making the foot appear almost naked and adds femininity with the deftest touch. Fashion is in the details. Get up close and then you realise the subtle variances of shape and embellishment is where the beauty lies. Bionda Castana’s Spring collection has an artistic, graphic vibe that’s in line with the designers’ love of design and art.