RADDER AND BADDER THAN EVER, Flutterby toughens up for cooler nights to come, while maintaining its inherent poise on a winged heel. Metamorphosing for the first time into an ankle boot, the shoe balances elegance with a futuristic vibe, as reflected by Alberto Guardiani's Fall-Winter 2014-2015 collection.
The season takes inspiration from the space missions of Eileen Collins, a retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force colonel who pioneered space shuttle piloting for all womankind. Fall-Winter 2014-2015 presents a "lunar" elegance of sharp, modern shapes and industrial iridescence, made for "a decisive and energetic woman, a globetrotter who ventures beyond the limits of planet Earth."
Platinum-hued python, ombré patent and dot-textured laminated calfskin evoke the sleek hardware of magnificently-engineered spacecraft, while also alluding to the galaxies they set off to explore. Flutterby is no exception to the theme, incorporating galactical touches into its original pump, sandal, and now boot versions.
The ankle boot above is, to me, the most stellar of the set. Not only is it striking in its shape and finish, but it also hallmarks the innovation of an idea, without losing the idea's essence. From its beginnings as a delicate red pump, to its current incarnation as a tough silver boot, the Flutterby could not be any more perfect as a symbol of metamorphosis and transformation.
Having been a part of this experience still leaves me over the moon.
Flutterby Ankle Boot by Alberto Guardiani. Shop at store.albertoguardiani.com
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