With his powerful collection of Spring 2012 accessories, complimenting cellophane pleated skirts, minimalist low-slung belts, and rather hard-edged jackets with zipped-up mock-turtlenecks, Reed Krakoff is announcing that the strappy sandal can still be tough and strong. While his ready-to-wear could still use some rethinking and refining, the shoes were agreeably geometric and enticingly exotic.
Slanted acid-yellow straps make for an elongation of the lower leg and covered heels give weight to slim, squared-off python heels. Krakoff toyed with shapes and panels of black snakeskin, fitting them around the form of the foot like a puzzle. But the looks didn’t get yummy until luxe metallics made an appearance. Rose-gold exotics, with thin bands of muted yellow-gold give depth to the coarse shapes and deliciously textured silver made for a kind of digitized leopard spot-print. Surprisingly, there was a sultry peep-toe pump in the mix, for girls who like their edges on the curvy side. Krakoff proves again that he’s a man of the accessory.
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