When previewing Jerome Dreyfuss's Spring 2014 collection at his Paris showroom, it was clear the motivation for his work. "I'm always asking women, 'What are your needs?'" Dreyfuss told us. "It's always the idea of giving you the possibility to have different looks the same day, with the same pieces." That practicality he infuses into the designs of his textured handbags (who doesn't love the attached flashlight and outer zipper pocket on every piece?) is now finding a home in shoes. With this line, he has finally gone full-force into footwear and created eight styles of heels, wedges, boots, and flats. It wasn't too large a leap for the designer, as the details he's been known for — hardware, double rivets, piping — persist. This season, hectagons can be found perforated on boots and printed on calf-hair satchels. And although he was hard-pressed to admit it, he's also lined up an alternative to evening with his gold-rivet Bobbi bag. See, he's even more versatile than he thinks. Click through to see each style from his collection.
Jerome Dreyfuss Spring 2014: A Practical Matter