Many cultures believe that a person can induce envy or evil with just a glance; and whether intentional or not, the resulting negative energies, bad luck and potential harm need to be warded off - typically with evil eye amulets. The color blue is considered to be especially protective, and features prominently in the latest from Mechante of London.
"Inspired by the conflict between Mediterranean superstition and Western realism, my Spring/Summer 2009 collection promises extravagant escapism," notes the line's London-based designer, Deborah Lyons, about the delicate silks & pythons in Aegean blues & whites, all brought lovingly to life on bold platforms and towering heels. Purchasing info an MechanteOfLondon.com.
- Lesley Scott