PACIFIC METROPOLIS SS 2019
Scintillating details, ocean hues and Art Deco glamour all shine through REKAVAGO’s new spring/summer collection. With their Tinseltown sparkle, these shoes are enough to make anyone feel like a Million Dollar Mermaid walking down the street of a pulsing metropolis. The items are great to mix and match with everyday clothing, and guarantee the wearer a cooling radiance come next year’s hot summer.
The new collection sprang from two, starkly contrasting sources of inspiration. The light-play of the undersea world, the way the sunbeams filter down and glimmer in the deep; and the bustling metropolis. The collection has Art Deco undertones that blend the inimitable beauty of the undersea world and the irresistible pulse of the big city.
Black is not a colour usually associated with the brand, but it makes a guest appearance in this collection in shiny, highly polished form. This is accompanied by the marine hues of cobalt, azure and opal, purples and sparkling greens, which mingle with the yellows and reds of the city’s neon lights. The dazzling brilliance is softened by the subaqueous glow, as the designer uses Swarovski crystals to evoke the purity and translucence of the ocean colours. These colours contrast harmoniously with each other, even the white-yellow, pink green or purple-blue combinations. The contrasts are also reflected in the use of materials. The various premium leather finishes, metallic, matt, suede and patent, are not only placed side-by-side with each other, but also matched up with fine textile lace.
The “Pacific Metropolis” collection hits the catwalk at the Budapest Central European Fashion Week SS 2019 show, so most of the pieces launched here take the form of seductive high-heeled shoes. Everyday wearability is an important consideration for the designer, so the popular medium and low-heeled models, and sandals, will also be launched in the new colours. True aficionados, meanwhile, will have a chance to snap up the latest incarnations of the brand’s most signature models. The complexity of the collection offers plenty of opportunities for mixing and matching, and even for customising a given item of footwear with swappable straps and crystals, allowing the same shoe to have either an understated or a more extravagant look. This is also true of the small and medium-sized casual bags and belts in the collection, which can be combined with confidence. Exciting lines, refined forms, undersea sparkle on the city street – the REKAVAGO spring/summer 2019. collection.