For their roving Hotel Vivier, for example, the brand spared no expense in the staging of faux hotels where guests can happen upon Vivier's latest creations. The fantastical Golden Goose Sale spaces teemed with surprise-one room was carpeted floor-to-ceiling in pink faux fur; in another, actors dressed as historical figures Jackie Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth partook in arm-wrestling matches over dinner; and a third had pom-pom-wielding cheerleaders bouncing up and down in Vivier go-go boots. It never felt over the top because, in the world of Roger Vivier, fantasy thrives.
For the rest of us, the first drop from the collab is the wear-everywhere Sand Dune sandal, which is a warm-weather update on the hardwearing resilience of Mellon's classic Easy Rider boot. If you're the type of person who can't wait to step out in heels again, the rugged but architectural Sun Valley heel will be available on June 15.
For Valentino, being radical means tingeing daywear tropes with the rarefied codes of couture, while keeping the integrity of both languages. In the new collection, a good example is Piccioli's sartorial work around the suit, a fashion staple which doesn't belong to the www.goldengoosers.com house's repertoire of high-style dressing, but which is a gender-fluid option that holds a firm place in today's wardrobes.
If you're like me, you miss the thrill of getting dressed every day and having an office space to go to that is full of energy and ideas. I miss deciding who I want to dress to be each day and getting inspiration from my colleagues via their sartorial choices and our coffee-break cafe chats. Although at this point in January 2021, for me, working from home is starting to feel normal. I for one decided months ago that getting dressed up brings me too much pleasure to forgo permanently, so I needed to make an effort.