Set up the margarita station, bring out the donut pool floats, slip on your tiny bikini, lather up with sunscreen and turn up the reggae beats because it’s summer! At least that’s what the Giannico Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is celebrating.
The Eternal Summer Collection is inspired by cocktail-sipping under an umbrella in Hotel Martinez in Cannes, taking a dip in the Beverly Hills Hotel pool or super stylish Jackie O walking down the picturesque streets of Capri. Giannico’s collection is definitely packed with happy sunshine.
The vibrant color palette perfectly captures the electrifying spirit of the season. From zippy shades of yellow, orange and fuchsia, to refreshing sorbet hues of sky blue and baby pink, prep yourselves for an unforgettably dreamy summer. Created by the talented young designer Nicolò Beretta (born in Milan in 1996), the line really does capture his unabashed enthusiasm for color and style, with a hint of romanticism.
Reminiscent of beach umbrellas, white and yellow striped-prints decorate the eye-catching sandals and stilettos, while the tropical print of banana leaves gives mules, sandals and boots its summer stamp. The Marina flats and pumps in nautical blue are fun and flirty with its tiny bow or little bouquet of pastel-colored flowers crafted from vintage swim caps. There’s also a pop of animal print here and there, fiercely adorning the cap of a wedge sandal or the platform of a block heel pump.
One of our favorite twists on the summer shoe is the Super Lola. Your classic nude pumps just got some summer lovin’. The 110mm-heels with quilted velvet insoles get peppered with patent leather fuchsia kisses. Mwah!
The Lolita pointed-toe ballet flats are like shiny pink gumballs you’d love to wear with a sundress. They will definitely be a sweet and cheery addition to any shoe collection.
We can’t neglect the fact that there are summer nights too. When the sun sets and the large moon and sparkling stars transform into a disco ball with surrounding twinkling lights, dance to the rhythm of summer in a sexy pair of Madison open toe pumps in midnight black accented with a cheetah print heel.
Cheers to summer and fabulous pairs of shoes to celebrate with!
Blair pump in white monochromatic black & white leather and yellow slingback strap.
Esther pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle-strap pump with block heel, teal leather detailing and star perforated leather front.
Esther d’Orsay ankle-strap pump in gunmetal textured leather with black block heel and floral embellished front; available in a similar style at LuisaViaRoma.
Julienne slingback sandal in baby blue leather, origami wrapped cheetah-printed front and orange textured heel.
Lola bootie in leopard-print pony with a perforated star front and nude lip details.
Lola nude patent-leather pump with high-cut sides and fuchsia lip front.
Madison patent leather open-toe pump with cheetah-printed pony stiletto
Picasso Mule in baby blue leather with a striped front and floral embellished detail; available at LuisaViaRoma.
Picasso Mule in white leather with a baby blue stiletto and palm-print toe; available in blue leather & pony at LuisaViaRoma.
Roxy Wedge in hot pink patent leather with a palm-printed wedge and braided raffia trim; available at ShoeScribe.
Super Lola nude patent leather pointe-toe pump embellished with fuchsia lips throughout.
Julienne slingback pump in black patent leather with metallic gold leather straps, striped front and baby blue leather heel.
Lola Open Toe pump in gunmetal textured leather accented with a fuchsia lip and toe.
Lola Sandal slingback in nude patent leather accented with red lips; available at Yoox.
Lola Sandal black patent leather slingback accented with fuchsia lips.
Roxy Julienne yellow & white striped leather wedge with monochromatic base and espadrille trim.
Roxy Pony metallic gold leather wedge with cheetah print pony front and black patent leather straps.
Esther d’Orsay pump in white leather with red patent leather details, cheetah print pont platform and black block heel.
About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).