Alberto Guardiani SS17: The sneaker revisited

Penned by Nichelle Cole

Alberto Guardiani is a self-proclaimed shoe specialist. And as such Guardiani believes comfort (in footwear) is not a plus, it’s a must. For this reason, he prefers to talk more about balance between style and functionality. Which is why for his spring 2017 Alberto Guardiani revisits the sneaker, and the idea that a sneaker can be worn for all occasions.

This season delivers a collection that is versatile, feminine, practical and is designed with an added lightness and charm for a fun and carefree look. The Roundy is a perfect example, with its structure radically updated through a background that is embellished by a golden chain insert underlined by a ton-sur-ton laminated outline. The upper features a cage design which combines the austerity of a classic female style with an imaginative choice of materials: optical printed calfskin mixed with suede.

Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Roundy” The Roundy structure is radically updated with an embellished of a golden chain insert underlined by a ton-sur-ton laminated outline.

A similar metamorphosis is applied to the designer’s iconic Sharkboot, featuring the recognizable shark tooth sole. For Spring Summer 2017 this footwear is more feminine than its predecessors.

Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Sharkboot” This season the Sharkboot, featuring the recognizable shark tooth sole, is more feminine than its predecessors. The bold pattern conveys a dynamic charm.

The bold pattern conveys a dynamic charm not unlike the Moccasin, a house classic, revived in a grand soirée version in printed pony skin and sequined inserts: an unexpected look for a gritty accessory that, once again, stands out for its versatility.

Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The New England” The New England, a more masculine model, has been redefined with micro scalloping, features lamé leather printed with micro-flowers, with a contrasting orange elastic detail.

Even the New England, a more masculine model, has been redefined with micro scalloping, and this season is featured in lamé leather printed with micro-flowers, with a contrasting orange elastic detail, decorated with golden micro-studs and embellished with Swarovski crystals to juxtapose the monochrome lamé.

What a fun and fantastic way to wear sneakers!

Alberto Guardini SS17 Collection:

The Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Ginger”
Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Sharkboot”
Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Ginger”
Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Tracy”
Alberto Guardiani SS17 “The Laki”