So who hasn’t read “50 Shades of Grey”? And if you are wondering why everyone including their mother read it, well you can continue wondering but one of the reasons is probably the simple fact that the book sheds light on the pleasure of discovery….. So for his new 2013 S/S collection, Cesare Casadei has decided to investigate the idea of the discovery of self and discovery of pleasure through the use of the most sophisticated weapon in the world: women’s footwear…..
The collection starts from materials inspired by the hard, sensual aesthetics of Helmut Newton, drawing upon details and constructions from architecture and engineering. For example, transparent Plexiglas is used to eliminate any sense of weight and to create illusions, as if it were the invisible cable of a suspended bridge. Its lightness, lays the shoe bare, while its construction gives the impression of doing away with any excess or frills to highlight maxi metal screws and construction points.
The Blade model, a fetish par excellence, takes on an even sharper appearance: developed in new, luminous materials, it features a steel blade that is transformed into a heel.