Andrea Mondin, thanks to his origins, debuts with a collection that is first of all a tribute to the city of Venice. The main character of this collection is the Venetian ruff: this ornament is the key piece of the Sixteen and Seventeen Italian and European fashion.
This handmade decoration is created by the Venetian lacemakers who lived in Burano Island, that transformed this simple collar into a piece of art. Andrea Mondin, working with a costume designer of La Fenice theatre in Venice, reproduces this ornament on sabots, boots and slippers.
Also the fabric has an important role in the collection as in the Venetian tradition. Next to the classical suede and velvet, there are a lot of shoes made with furniture and tapestry fabrics. The colour chart, soft and vivid as a lagoon winter landscape, where a gondola stands out from the blue and the azure lights of the sky and water, gives to the black colour an important role.
The collection presents the iconic Sabot Colette in black suede with an austere ruff in black satin, and the Stivaletto and Ciabattina Giselle with a black ruff tone on tone. The evening models, Colette Sabot and Stivaletto with high heels, are presented in a blue tapestry fabric with a rhombus motif and the ruff is on the heel. In the end the choice of the tapestry fabrics in light colours like the sea green and the light grey, gives to the Sabot Colette and Ciabattina Giselle a fresh, light and heavenly touch.