Stuart Weitzman and Paul Andrew Present Collections at NYFW

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Newly appointed Stuart Weitzman designer Giovanni Morelli staged a fashion week presentation, a first for the brand, to present his new vision for the label. “I like New York, because New York is very chaotic,” Morelli said. He noted that chaos inspired his shoe collection, which incorporated new hardware, metal sculptural details and a mix of textures and fabrics. The lineup included pool slides in black with chain details, beige sock booties with a fishnet-knitted overlay and pointed mules with mismatched metal sculptural accents. The designer reimagined thigh-high boots, a staple for the brand, with a mix of textured suede and shearling details. The Nudist, another classic, got a tweak with the simple addition of a cufflike charm on the toe strap. Morelli pushed the brand into new categories as well, including bags and costume jewelry. A Stuart Weitzman bag for fall 2018.& Joshua Scott/WWD “We started with the shoe box idea, which came from the packaging, to do clutches and bags — it’s an ironic way to start bags for a shoe brand,” Morelli reported. The bags came in several sizes from mini, key-chain-like shoeboxes with silver and gold accents, to larger lunch-box shapes with and without straps, as well as a medium-size tote. The standout versions

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