Many thanks to Catherine at Red Carpet Fashion Awards and Lucia at The Fashion Politan for giving us a peek at Casadei’s beautiful Spring 2013 collection! I’m very excited about this season and love what Cesare is continuing to do with the blade. The Blade pump has had a facelift and now features a skinny metallic leather ankle-strap. My favorite design is the strappy teal sandal with the blade heel, I must have this!
The engineering behind Casadei’s designs amaze me and this collection was inspired by the hard, sensual aesthetics of Helmut Newton. The main theme is focused on creating illusions by using transparent Plexiglas and micro steel. There’s also a new wedge called Bridge which has the heel, shank and edge of the sole traced in micro steel creating an illusory, transparent mirror-like effect. Plus no need to worry about the weight since the Plexiglas and steel were used to eliminate any form of heaviness.