Frau, from tradition to a contemporary moodA strong spirited collection with iridescent flashes, stylish details, and sophisticated materials: Frau conceives a SS 2018 collection, where design, tradition, and a contemporary mood come together.
The women’s collection conveys the many nuances and attitudes of the modern woman, from the romantic princess, to a boyish chic style, and from sporty fashion to ethnic glam.
The classic spirit of the brand from Verona is refreshed by a line of models lit up by laminated flashes, boyish chic highlights in delicate tones and destructured shapes, elegant Brit glam proposals in extremely soft materials like porous-effect kidskin, super flat soles and summer colours. In alternative, there are leather and raffia interweavings with an emphasis on prominent stitching on leather welts, for elegant footwear that is lightweight at the same time.
The world of flats is lit up by thousands of colours and elegant details, with bows and fringes, while the line of sandals is decidedly more summer-oriented with a classic look that is characterized by matching colour blocks in suede on the upper and heel, flat or tubular bands that wrap around the foot in both a flat and high version, and neutral colours with red carmine accents. Instead, espadrilles with rope outsoles are of Mediterranean inspiration, and come available in raffia, damask, and suede versions.
The world of women’s sneakers is illuminated by candy wrapper luminous reflections and bright nuances, white accompanied by gold and silver, and candy pink and turquoise, with a glam touch conveyed by satin laces. Brand new to the collection are artist running shoes proposed in a mix & match of techniques and materials, with flashes of light given off by mirrored and iridescent elements, lasering that lightens the upper and guarantees freshness, while the new serigraphy sole features “Pollock effects”. Innovative and of great appeal are also fringed flats that complete the line, with the same running shoe sole.
In the men’s collection, the 1952 capsule collection celebrating the brand’s 65th anniversary returns, with numbers printed on the heel or stamped patterned onto the side of the celebratory models made of suede or plain leather.
These proposals are then alternated with classics – the spirit of the brand – that make the most of craft workmanship with a meticulous attention to detail, in a British contemporary mood with plain leather lace-ups or interwoven effect lasering, and three-tone lightweight outsoles, as well as welts with visible stitching. Otherwise, for the metropolitan dandy, the alternative is plain suede footwear with wingtip workmanship, and moccasins with a vintage spirit, fringes, tassels, and tone-on-tone sole.
There are then more distressed and casual models, like the timeless suede ankle boot with crêpe outsole, the conservative sneaker in plain leather or suede, and slippers in interwoven leather… Next, is the debut of the new running shoe with a superlight and anti-grip outsole, and a one-piece upper in technical fabric that eliminates the need for a tongue, providing the wearer with a new level of comfort.
Finally, also the world of car shoes meets up with rope outsoles or boxed soles covered in rope, with uppers in woven leather, suede, and striped navy-style fabric, conveying a touch of the Riviera in the summertime to them.