Stuart Weitzman announced Yang Mi’s return as global spokeswoman for the Fall 2019 season. The Chinese superstar began her partnership with SW in Spring 2019, which the brand celebrated with the launch of a capsule collection inspired by her romantic, feminine style. Following the capsule’s global success, the brand again releases The Stuart Weitzman for Yang Mi Collection for Fall 2019, featuring nine limited-edition silhouettes inspired by her distinctive elegance.
For the Fall 2019 collection, Stuart Weitzman’s Head of Product Design Edmundo Castillo added Yang Mi’s favorite details, pearlized embellishments and polished bows, to the brand’s signature boots, booties and bags. “The limited-edition collection is inspired by what I value in fashion: Femininity, effortlessness and true everyday glamour, all of which can be seen in each of the styles,” Yang Mi says.
The pearlized embellishments are inspired by a stone she truly adores. “Many of the shoes and bags in the capsule feature these elegant gems, which I love so much, and they also happen to be a signature embellishment for SW,” she says. These styles include the FIFER PEARL mid-calf boot and the LIVIA PEARL over-the-knee boot, two pearl-studded iterations of our new sueded stretch boots; the EASYON RESERVE PEARL, a block-heel back-stretch bootie complete with pearl-inspired details; the WINSLET PEARL stretch over-the-knee boot available in two heel heights — 75 mm and 100 mm — with a pearlized welt; and the DELLA QUILTED PEARL SMALL shoulder bag, a pearl-adorned take on the classic box bag silhouette.
In addition, SW’s iconic stretch boots are reimagined with iridescent embellishment on the welts of the designs. These styles include the LOWLAND PEARL over-the-knee boot, as well as the 5050 PEARL, which marks one of the only times the world-renowned 5050 back-stretch boot has been modified in any way. “Pearls represent wisdom and energy, so it is my hope that those who wear these limited-edition designs feel wise and energetic with every step they take,” says Yang Mi.
The remaining styles in the capsule feature polished bows: The JESSE METAL pump highlights a super-soft metallic ribbon bow design on the vamp, while the AVITA cutout bootie features a bow tied at the outer ankle. The latter also perfectly exemplifies Yang Mi’s unique personal style. She was so inspired by the notes Castillo took to perfect the AVITA bootie that she suggested keeping them as part of the design as an unexpected touch. Now his notes, written in Spanish — which direct SW artisans to select a thicker tie and more — are immortalized on the outside upper of the bootie.
Each style in this limited-edition capsule comes in an exclusive gold shoebox featuring Yang Mi’s signature. Her signature also adorns the dust bag in each shoebox and the sole of every shoe in the collection.
The Stuart Weitzman for Yang Mi Collection launched globally on September 5, 2019.