Casadei fall23 presented in Milan
A sinuous vinyl strappy sandal that hugs the instep, giving a light bondage effect while exuding extreme femininity.
The Casadei lexicon arises from the uninterrupted dialogue between Cesare Casadei’s creativity and
the female world. It is a conversation made up of continuous observation and a love for beauty, which
guides the gentle but inexorable engineering of building a shoe or a bag: objects of perfect design
conceived to respond to a precise function, but also expressions of a way of being. Each collection
defines a kaleidoscope of attitudes, finding its coherence in plurality, as well as in the absoluteness of
the shapes expressed through the research of materials. The balance of the different components is
resolved in a sign that is unequivocal: clean and subtly seductive.
This season the sense of plurality is particularly accentuated. It arises from the response to the
fragmentation of the contemporary world, from the certainty that never before has identity been
expressed in such a multifaceted, swirling, non-univocal way. There are no more barriers, of use and
occasion, and not even of generations. Today every woman can decide to look what she wants and
when she wants it; she can explore different aspects of her personality at different times and
occasions of the same day, and always be herself.
The collection follows this prismatic flow. The ultra-thin heels and strong silhouettes of Rachel or the
asymmetrical Melodie t-bar, as well as the bold and pointed shapes of Superblade and Ultravox
are thus contrasted by the affirmative commando soles of Generation C, or the tubular volumes,
amplified by the use of cruelty free fur, of Yeti.
The chunky-heeled Cleo boots have a yè-yè quirk to them, while the Anastasia craquelè booties
play with the balance of volumes by transfiguring the classic Texan stye. Casadei is naturally
synonymous with elegant sensuality, with shoes as an instrument of seduction.
Here too the expressive range is wide, and ranges from the hymn to the sinuous lines of Divina, the
new pump, all curves and points, to the elongated thirties hints of Geraldine, from the play of solids
and voids of Galaxy to the retro futurist purity of Elodie, with acidized effects that liquefy the sculpted
heel in haloes of digital allure. The bejeweled shoe, another must, is luminous and sidereal in the
flashes of Stratosphere, or is touched with wild elements such as the multicolor Mongolian fur of
Annabel or the fur buckle combined with craquelè leather of Aria.
Small handbags or shoulder and bucket bags give further roundness to the variety of feminine
expressions. It’s the details that set the tone: metal handles, crystal pavé, chain links like a logo in
contrast with leather. An expanded, ever-evolving lexicon keeps being defined.