By NATALIE THEODOSI,LILY TEMPLETON - OCTOBER 6, 2021
PARIS — Showrooms in Paris were back up and running and accessories brands presented highly optimistic spring 2022 collections to tap into women’s newfound appetite for dancing shoes, high shine and plenty of drama.
Gia Borghini x Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, spring 2022
GiaBorghini x Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s minimalist flair has translated into big sales and plenty of buzz for Florentine footwear label Gia Borghini. Earlier this month, the second iteration of their collaboration, exclusively launched on Mytheresa, sold out within two days and during Paris Fashion Week, the brand unveiled the upcoming spring drop to buyers and press. Drawing from Borghini’s and Huntington-Whiteley’s mutual obsession with interiors, the collection features wooden wedges and heels made out of quartz or jade crystals, reflecting the color palette and materials in the model’s own home.
Gia Borghini, spring 2022
GiaBorghini: Gia Borghini debuted the first main-line collections designed alongside Danish influencer Pernille Teisbaek, who was tapped as the brand’s creative consultant earlier this year. The focus was on a natural color palette and fuss-free silhouettes featuring plenty of padding — which is fast becoming a brand signature. The idea was to offer comfortable shoes for women, who like Tesibaek and Borghini, lead busy lives, juggle motherhood with work, and need smart solutions.