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.