Italian luxury footwear label, Sebastian Milano, unveils its Spring/Summer 2024 collection with Fem For All: bold, daring and fearless designs that create an opportunity for everyone to express their femininity through footwear.
Sebastian Milano was born from a deep passion for femininity – an enchanting essence capable of awakening the imagination. The brand’s range of shoes embrace their commitment to making every design wearable for those who want to express themselves through the most luxurious pair of shoes. The footwear label draws inspiration from the world’s most incredible artists and this season turns to iconic fashion chameleon, Grace Jones: celebrating the fashion mogul, model, and musician’s fluidity with fashion and her many eras of iconic style.
New design director, Dori Hazan, chose Jones as his source of inspiration for his debut collection with the iconic Italian brand. She is the woman with many faces – strong, elegant, or fun, her range is truly expansive. The same goes for the various family themes in the collection; each is a bit different, with a nod to a side of Jones’ persona. Grace Jones had an important role in the image of Studio 54 disco nightlife – the revolutionary 70s nightclub that celebrated true self-expression. Her always bold, fierce, glamorous, androgenic looks take new form with this collection.
The Muse shoes will be unveiled during this season’s Milan Fashion Week and are the first speciality, limited-edition design from the brand. They were created as an homage to Grace Jones’ Philip Treacy hat shot by Kevin Davies in 1998. The intention behind the design was to reflect a sense of uniqueness and boldness in a stand-out piece. This version of Jones emphasizes her being a one-of-a-kind woman. Beginning with the Muse heel, Sebastian Milano will introduce one specialty high heel design each season – with only 99 pairs to be sold and each one numbered on the insole.
Sebastian Milano incorporates the weaved fashion looks of Grace Jones with the ‘Eva’ shoe. In this family, there is a use of rigid metal chains that assemble the weaving. There is a clear contrast between the material used and the softness it is creating. This version of Jones is strong, a bit masculine, tough, and powerful. This woman has a fierce walk full of confidence. Eva-like Eve mother of all. The models in the family are all named after goddesses: Minerva, Hera, Zina, and Eris.
Fame is a version of the carefree, happy, and energetic woman Grace Jones portrays. This woman is colorful and she loves the attention drawn to her by color. The Fame family is defined by Studio 54 clubbing days and has high plato heels that are reminiscent of this period. The Fame models are named Evita, Lola, and Ida.
The U-La-La version of Grace Jones showcases an elegant, classy, and refined side of her character. This is a woman that wants to feel and walk as if she was royal, while still maintaining her playful attitude. Every shoe in this family is embellished with a jewel, formed in a U-shape, as a nod to the brand’s logo. The jewel contains 3 different dimensions of crystal marquise. The models in the U-La-La family are named Aisha, Rania, and Nura.
Sebastian Milano’s Spring/Summer 2024 Main Collection will launch with select retailers in February 2024, with pieces ranging from €560 – €1,140.