Four Corners: Autumn Winter 2019 Lookbook

Collections - January 19

 

In recent seasons we’ve been introspective, focusing on our foundations and ethos; this Autumn we look outward. Inspired by the shifting world around us, our new collection ‘Four Corners’ is an exploration of place and self – exploring the duality of women, our femininity and our strength.

The world of the Mi Piaci woman is one of balance: friends and family, leisure and work, travel and home.

Our collection aims to support this balance; we design footwear that harnesses not only elevated design, but considered wearability. This season we’ve explored four elements that we see as particularly pertinent to how we navigate our current world: utility, athleticism, frontier and vocation.

 

This journey to capture these sentiments sees us channel utilitarian detailing like buckles and lace-up closures, minimalism through elevated sneaker design, Western-inspired silhouettes, and a reference to 80s power dressing. Our colour palette is rich, warm and comforting, featuring hues of camel, forest green, berry and dusty pink.

The result is a rich tapestry of influences, as broad and diverse as the globe from which we drew the collection’s name – equally echoing the multitudes of daily life, a world that the Mi Piaci woman navigates with consideration.

Autumn Winter ‘19 celebrates the ‘Four Corners’ of our world, and the strength we find in our community, both globally and closer to home.

 

 

Simple designs offer us the opportunity to explore statement prints – this refined ankle boot is the perfect canvas for a splash of leopard print. Although simple in silhouette, its details are still carefully considered – like our elegantly pointed toe and modern cylindrical heel.

 

Snake effect leather is our favourite canvas this season, adding bite to the utilitarian and an edge to the refined. We’ve indulged in detailing here – with lacing, feature buckles and cut-outs providing an array of interest for the eye. This boot is grounded by one of our signature heels, an offset and flared shape that complements the sharp almond toe.

 

Versatility is key for the modern wardrobe, and it's a sentiment we embraced with this boot design. Channelling the current Western trend, the decorative elements we’ve incorporated (an interchangeable scarf tie and bolo trim) are both removable, allowing the blush pink leather to take centre stage. A natural hued outsole and block heel keep things light, while a feature toe-cap provides the perfect finishing touch.

 

Richly hued leather and a unique bolo-trim detail give these loafers a fresh twist, referencing the Western trend that’s so key this season. The supple construction and soft square toe we’ve used also means they’re supremely comfortable.

 

Refined workwear is a wardrobe staple, and one that is back in the spotlight with the resurgence of 80s power dressing. Our newest heel design explores the classic pump, with the introduction of a modern (and flattering) asymmetric topline. Rich forest green leather is a refreshing alternative to black, and the stiletto heel provides a timeless touch.

 

Meet our newest hero boot. We’ve reimagined and refined the cowboy boot, retaining the flattering iconic curved topline and pointed toe, while exploring a modern incarnation of the Cuban heel in a laquer finish.

 

Handcrafted in Portugal, this refined leather ankle boot features a high-cut shaft, elegant pointed toe and a practical (yet bold) block heel. Its rich cognac hue adds warmth to Autumnal dressing.

 

Stretch leather is key when designing a sleek line for sock-fit boots. We love their modern, minimal look – perfect with flared trousers or slim denim. To complement the snug silhouette of this boot we also incorporated a pointed toe and our signature flared heel.