Even shoes, still a tantalizing capsule collection! Today we see the capsule collection born from the collaboration between Pierre Hardy and GAP, a mini collection of playful sandals, feminine and very high for spring 2010. Pierre Hardy is a guru of the shoe, his creations are famous worldwide and is considered the same way as Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Pierre Hardy often delights in collaborations with other brands, a few months ago he has partnered with Sequoia Paris and now we see him take the field for GAP.
The capsule collection Pierre Hardy for GAP includes four cool sandals for the summer, united from being comfortable, chic and trendy. These sandals are simply uppers with lacing ankle wedges wrapped in leather or denim with colored powder insole rope.
The Pierre Hardy for GAP sandals are cute and ultra-feminine, we most romantic models in which the lacing at the ankle is formed by a ribbon of floral tissue, other made entirely of denim, the trend piece that is also declined in an ultra version flat.
These sandals are all very nice, do not know yet what the price, but will be on sale shortly in Shoe-wiki stores so we will not have to wait to get an idea of the cost it takes to owning a pair!
Interview with Pierre Hardy
06th March 2015 Paris fashion week March 2015 for the second time Hermès held as part of Paris fashion week an own presentation of the shoe collection – must-attend event on the second day of fashion week, everybody – press or buyer – wants to throw a first look at the new creations by Pierre Hardy. For over 24 years, the designer is responsible for the shoe line of the House, which is dominated by tradition and resistance. VOGUE meets Pierre Hardy in the presentation for an interview about his new collection for fall/winter by 2015/16, and his many years of creative work for Hermès. A conversation about satin pumps at the breakfast table and the freedom and caprice of fashion.
Pierre Hardy accompanies us in an adjoining room of the showrooms on the table waiting for a tray of tempting snacks from cream, Biscuit and raspberries. Pierre Hardy sing together whether the vision: “I’m starving! Later I give one me away.” “The plate looks like you have tried already…” Pierre Hardy laughs: “I was not. I’m innocent. Honestly!” The designer has a very relaxed, his years of experience makes days like this routine without taking his good humor him.
We meet today in your presentation of your new footwear collection for Hermès. Please tell us about the new creations.
In my mind, the new collection describes many different moments in different places – such as, for example, individual scenes of a film, which together result in a story at the end. A couple here, a woman, a man there, they live in different countries, cities or in the country – in Paris or elsewhere in the world – and they take a stroll. The pedestrian has inspired me, I tried to transfer as a costume designer makes the film this feeling to the new collection.
It is a winter collection, da loafers, Brogues, knee-high boots and sneakers must not be. For the evening, but also for a “sexy meeting” (laughs), found some elegant and seductive – I tried to create the appropriate footwear for different situations.
A perfect day in Hermès shoes – from sunrise to sunset – which shoe accompanied me all day?
Brogues are perfect, they are simply modern. Boots I can recommend also, combined to jeans or a skirt.Actually one can today no longer define the perfect shoe and the perfect vehicle for a certain occasion. I would try this, I would fill me.
Today you can wear any shoe in any situation: you feel like a satin pump at the breakfast table? Put it on! A heavy, rocking Bootie to the evening gown – “go for it!” The idea of the perfect outfit has changed a lot. The freedom to wear this, what one has desire, has grown enormously, making the thing not often easier. If there is too much freedom and tolerance? Yes and no. If there are rules or a dress code, follow this and feels safe.No restrictions but, individuality develops.
You have been working for 25 years for Hermès. From which to draw new energy season after season for your job and your creativity?
In General, working as a designer means that one has to struggle with some frustration, because man is never satisfied with the results. The best shoe is always my next. This is behind the dynamics, the engine that drives me. I don’t have much time – to be exact just six months until the next presentation. That often leaves some frustration according to the motto: we would have to do this much earlier, you could have… done better this or that There’s always something that you still not has done before. That’s what drives me – season after season.
As for Hermès, there are so many elements of the brand heritage, which I have not yet taken up over the years. I discover something new, like a spark that ignited a new fire – and of which there are many at Hermès, countless comparable with the Treasure Cave in Ali Baba and the forty thieves. The abundance and richness of the world of Hermès by horses over travel up to ready-to-wear or furniture – all that stimulates my creativity again and again on the new.
Originally you studied contemporary dance – this is exciting. What have you taken from your studies in your work as a designer and still benefit?
Yes, but not obvious. I have never designed a collection inspired by the dance, not what the aesthetic concerns still the clothes or the setting. What I learned during my studies, but is body awareness and how I best present myself. It sounds crazy, but if you stand on the stage or observed in practice always and again in the mirror and controlled, filing it at the same time his image and learn to control it. This body awareness helps me in designing shoes and doing what stance, what silhouette and what stimuli emits a shoe and how women can use it. A particular model can change the whole silhouette of a woman.
But all this happens subconsciously. It is my idea of a female body, of a woman, her movements, the control in the dance, that have shaped me. But fashion is very far from a completely different world. I play with what I learned, but I would never hold, this is boring. Fashion is fun, change and moodiness: I want something, why, I don’t know, but I want it – now!
We extend the tray with the cookies now Pierre Hardy…
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Giuseppe zanotti London Oversized Chain High-top Sneakers …
Zara Silk Satin Suit Trousers in Blue for Men
Marsèll Back Zip Boots in Black
Paul smith Stokes Derby Shoes in Black
Mango Skinny Paty Jeans in Pink
Marni Neoprene Hi-top Sneakers in Black for Men
Toga pulla Embellished Loafers in Black
Puma Moisture Control Ankle Socks/6-pack in White
Newbark Roma Ii Suede Sandals in Brown
Scotch & soda Bermuda Shorts in Blue for Men
Dune Landimore Bow Patent Loafers
Aldo Somplago in Green for Men
H&m Striped Tights in Black
Dsquared² Shorts in Blue (Dark blue)
Converse John Varvatos Star Player Mid-top Sneakers/tan in …
H&m Lace Half-string Briefs in Red