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Paris Fashion Week: 'Eco disco' at Roger Vivier

October 5, 2009 | 12:09 pm
At Roger Vivier, the shoe designer Bruno Frisoni took the accessories collection in a more organic, nature-inspired direction. The star was the framed Carla bag (already being carried by French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy), which comes is red leather, black patent or a safari-themed, panther print pony skin with a brown crocodile flap.
Frisoni says he is done with platform shoes, so for spring, he's still proposing heels, but they're less extreme than the styles that have women hobbling. The "high-cut" sandal, for example, has clean modern lines and a chunky heel -- but no platform.

For evening, Frisoni referred to his inspiration as "eco-disco," which translated into sling backs with multicolored sequin embroidery. There was also a fantastic belt in gold leather cut to look like leaves.

Frisoni also showed several double bags, which have removable beaded covers so that they were really two bags in one. We saw similar styles in needlepoint at Fendi in Milan.

Glad to know designers are economizing in some ways.‬‪ ‬‪

-- Booth Moore

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Photos: The Carla bag and the "high-cut" sandal. Credit: Roger Vivier