Bruno Frisoni, Roger Vivier’s creative director, is debuting RENDEZ VOUS, a traveling accessories collection that, beginning in January, will make brief stops at seven Vivier boutiques (New York, Miami, Paris, London, Milan, Shanghai, and Hong Kong), one at a time. Comprising nine bag and nine shoe styles–only about 10 pieces of each have been produced–the line is designed with natural materials such as leather, wood, cord, and tea-dyed canvas and takes inspiration from artists Gotthard Graubner and Charley Harper. The art connection is apropos, since Frisoni likens the experiment to a gallery showing: “The collection arrives at a certain date, stays for a week, and when the edition is out, it’s finished.” Sounds like a catfight in the making. “I don’t think so,” the designer remarks, adding that eager customers can place preorders beginning in November. “We’re too chic at Roger Vivier to fight in stores.” Shoes from $995 to $10,300, bags from $1,275 to $8,600; rogervivier.com.
Photo courtesy of the designer.