The presentation will be held at The Strand Gallery (32 John Adam Street, WC2N 6BP) on 14th September from 3-5:00pm. The static exhibition, which is sponsored by Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and L'Oreal, will then be open for buying appointments from 14th-16th of September, 10:00am-6:00pm. Earlier in the day on the 14th, Ciccone's designs will exclusively compliment Nico Didonna's Spring/Summer looks during his runway show. Afterward, Ciccone and Didonna will welcome friends, press and champions for an after party from 5.30-8.30 to be held at the Nico Didonna flagship shop. The party will feature a special performance by LA-based fashion 'it' band Early Morning Rebel.
Bringing his creative flair usually reserved for the more classic arts, painting, photography, art direction as well as interior and furniture design, this is Christopher Ciccone's first foray into footwear design. Melding breakout materials with traditional styles for men, women and children, Ciccone has vowed to "think outside the shoe box." Sure to make a splash at New York, London and Paris Fashion Weeks in the fall, Ciccone's bespoke collection can brave the rain, but is certainly not limited to foul weather. Combining leather, rubber and canvas for the fashionable yet functional footwear, Ciccone's vision is a welcome reprieve to the often un-wearable designs of late. The product itself is groundbreaking in its design – Ciccone and Czechoslovakian shoe company Novesta developed over many months an outstanding scrollwork layering process, which gives a sharp 3-dimensional effect on the boots and features bold colors , graphic patterns and wearable designs.
Ciccone himself is no stranger to reinvention. Perhaps best known for his vision and collaborations with his sister, the one and only Madonna (Ciccone served as Creative Director on numerous tours – including Blond Ambition and the Girlie Show as well as multiple music videos), he is firmly ensconced in the worlds of art and design. As an author and biographer, Ciccone wrote "Life With My Sister Madonna," which remained on top of the New York Times Bestseller list for months. His newest venture, he says, is merely a creative extension of his work. "It's not so different from designing a home, a stage or a piece of furniture," he says. "People have to be able to live in them." And live in them they will as shoes are just the opening salvo; Ciccone will expand the line into a global lifestyle brand with its first flagship store opening in early winter.
More information here: THE CICCONE COLLECTION