Driven by the idea of a transformative tropical vacation, Stuart Weitzman’s Head of Product Design Edmundo Castillo set SW silhouettes completely awash with bold and bright colors for spring.
“This collection represents the happiness and easy, breezy vibe you feel when you are on a Caribbean vacation, only expressed through color,” says Castillo. “We want you to get that out-of-office feel every day.” This vision comes through via a modern rainbow comprising vibrant yet wearable colors, including peonia pink, chile red, sole orange, sunflower yellow, lime green and Caribe blue. At the same time, metallics are recast in a range of sunny shades.
The silhouettes exude endless positive vibes while exemplifying the brand’s design DNA of effortlessly melding fashion, function and fit. Classic thong sandals are introduced in an array of colors and heel treatments, while touches of macramé and wooden beading add dimension to timeless strappy silhouettes. SW Star embellishments and embroidery make the traditional espadrille modern, while romantic bows provide a high-impact statement as oversized accents on mules, stilettos, slingbacks and more. A transparent mesh material and on-trend, crystal-adorned Mary Janes take front and center as the collection’s strongest novelty concepts.
In addition, several design elements first introduced last fall are reimagined with a tropical twist: The Pedestal stacked heel, previously only available in a metallic finish, now has its own place in the unique spring rainbow, while the best-selling DARYL sneaker is reinterpreted with a breathable, mesh upper in an array of hues. Meanwhile, the brand’s MERINDA design makes its first-ever appearance as a thong sandal, while retaining its distinctly pared-back and sophisticated sensibility.
The collection debuted in Milan against a Caribbean-inspired backdrop of white orchids and palm trees. This lush setting enhanced and reinforced the message of the season: A brighter future is ahead with every step.