For AW2019, Gherardo Felloni, continues the evolution of the Maison with new styles, still inspired by the archives, but reinterpreted in his own design aesthetic. With the boots trend taking over runways from New York and London to Milan and Paris, Felloni stays ahead of the curve for AW2019 with a diverse assortment of styles that are made for the global Vivier woman. “All the styles that I create are designed to fit the multiple personalities of each woman,” he says. “Each one is different and their needs are different.” Women are always at the forefront of Felloni’s inspiration and his inclination towards the arts and music feeds his imagination to create each collection.
This season, his inspiration takes us to the wild West, deep in the country where guitars and cowboys reign supreme. The Viv’ Tex boots are the perfect mix of country music glam and a tough Western attitude. Felloni’s interpretation of a classically masculine style, the Viv’ Tex is made, not only in leather but also in a range of soft materials, such as satin and velvet, and accessorized with a bejeweled crystal buckle – keeping one of the Maison’s codes as relevant as ever, and giving the boots an unmistakable feminine touch. Roger Vivier is a Maison that is steeped in history, with Monsieur Vivier’s unique heel inventions still being referenced by designers until today. Felloni takes pride in this heritage and pays tribute to Monsieur Vivier by reimagining his most iconic heel designs, giving them a contemporary spin. The Viv’ Tex is no exception, with its distinctly curved heel, inspired by the Choc heel created by Monsieur Vivier in 1959. With myriad options to choose from – leather, patent, velvet or satin – and the flexibility to be subtly elegant, with a classic metal buckle, or to bring on the glitz with precious crystals, the Viv’ Tex boots are designed to put your best foot forward when you step into this season.
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