September 09, 2010 New York
During the presentation, Louie explained that he wanted the clothes in the collection to be experienced individually, as an assemblage of parts rather than full looks, so the pieces were shown statically, hung from crisscrossing racks. Running in sharp diagonals along the floor—echoing the clean, geometric lines of Louie's separates—were the results of the designer's second collaboration with Aldo. These open-toe wedged ankle boots, made from patchwork suede and contrasting tribal prints in cotton ikat, featured some of the collection's most playful mixing and matching.
Fingers crossed the kicks make it to stores; they looked great with the clothes and called attention to the subtle, crafty details in Louie's beautifully constructed pieces.