Sergio Rossi has collaborated with Chinese artist Peng Wei on rice paper boots. No, these aren't the most practical of pieces for trudging around in the rain, but they're not intended to be worn. These are to be looked at and admired. Wei, who is best known for her delicate ink colour paintings on silk and paper, was inspired by traditional art and hand painted the designer's signature Chelsea boots with intricate Chinese patterns and symbols. From tonight, Wei and Rossi's creations will be presented in the Paris Sergio Rossi boutique.
If you happen to be in Paris, stop by Rossi boutique in Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré until 21st October. And if you happen to be stuck behind a keyboard, here's a selection of our favourite boots by Wei.