What’s hot right now?
As a mother of two, I don’t get out as much as I used to. But recently my pulse has been quickened by Hussein Chalayan’s capes, Celine’s off-white sheepskin coat, Ann Demeulemeester’s leather neck pieces, Sophia Kokosalaki’s wire dresses and the asymmetrical pieces of newcomer David Koma. Good stuff.
What are the biggest footwear trends at the moment?
I like the fusion of luxury footwear with the style and technology associated with sports shoes, such as Rick Owens’ sneaker hybrid. Also, I think more women are responding to items that are multi-functional—whether within the item itself, or the notion that one item has many lives, many purposes, that it is seasonless and can be worn repeatedly and enjoyed for years.
What’s the summer shoe of the season that women should get?
Amelia, a style that I introduced for spring/summer ’10 (and continued, by popular demand, for autumn/winter ’10), has an ankle strap that detaches and can be worn as an arm cuff.I have worn both the shoe and the cuff, or one of the other, constantly this spring. Also, I’m a big fan of a low wedge.