Petal Power: Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2017

by Grace Tay
Jimmy Choo's accessories take a petal-light touch to the edge this season

Presented at Milan Fashion Week in a sunlit box filled with twirling leaf and lime-green origami hummingbirds and iris, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by Jimmy Choo was a menagerie of elegant, edgy shoes and bags. 

Creative Director Sandra Choi took inspiration from a 2003 Venice Biennale installation Falling Garden by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger where botanical bits and bobs were beautifully suspended from the ceiling of a 17th-century church in Venice. Pop and cultural icons David Bowie and Frida Kahlo similarly hovered on her mood board, alongside the forms and colours of flora and fauna. 

Spot the standout motifs: flexed feathers bent in flight; iris petals that give the appearance of butterfly wings; swishy strip tassels like flower stamens; sequinned posies that also evoke shiny bees alighting on them. Colourways cover the usual spring brights, but also edgy palettes such as oil-slick iridescence. 

“I started by thinking about these staggeringly beautiful phenomena of nature, whose only designer is evolution – mind-bogglingly gorgeous things.”

– Sandra Choi, Creative Director

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Lumia leather and Perspex heels.
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Lolita leather sandals.
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Duchess leather and satin flats with black heel.
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Diamond leather and satin heels.
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Clover leather and fur backpack.
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Isabella patent leather clutch in Petrol.
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Annie suede with feather embroidery heels.
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Lockett acrylic minaudière with inlays.
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Lockett Petite shoulder bag in iridescent leather.
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