A new direction for the brand, with design director Dori Hazan and the opening of the showroom
A symbolic place for disco music, Studio 54 in New York was the fulcrum of the pop and artistic musical world of the late Seventies, frequented by eccentric and provocative characters also in terms of clothing. Among these Grace Jones (now seventy-five), a charismatic singer, actor, and model, who started in fashion working for Kenzo and Saint Laurent. The Sebastian Milano collection for Spring/Summer 2024, designed by the brand’s new creative director, the Israeli Dori Hazan, with a past at Missoni as their Head of Accessories, is inspired by that iconic period and its eclectic personality, a precursor of genderfluid style. Thus, was born the ultra-feminine ‘Muse’ model, in a limited edition, a tribute to the Philip Treacy hat worn by Grace Jones and shot in 1998 by Kevin Davies. Starting with ‘Muse’, Sebastian will introduce a special model each season, with only 99 pairs on sale, each of them numbered.
But the other footwear in the collection is also permeated by the glamour of Studio 54’s nightlife: platform sandals and pumps with 75mm heels (this is the most requested height today, as explained by Angelica Fagioli, owner and brand director), or slippers, flats, and mules characterised by a weave of straps immersed in 24 carat gold or silver. The focus is on the toe or heel in the models with a U-shaped jewel that recalls the brand symbol. With this strong and feminine collection, rigorously ‘Made in Italy’ and produced in Parma, the brand sets out again to strengthen its positioning on the market through its recently opened showroom in Milan.