"If your hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything" so proclaimed 94 year old style icon Iris Apfel in a recent interview with Harpers Bazaar. We couldn't agree more and it's one of the reasons we love our latest slip-on silhouette 'Serendipity'...
Meeting the divide between classic and interesting, our new Serendipity silhouette took some time to perfect but we believe the toil was well worth it.
Featuring a refined almond shape top line, these new toe tappers are part ballet flat, part glove slip on. True to our slip-on signature, the vamp runs high over the arch of the foot to gently elongate and add an illusion of perfect proportion no matter what size you wear.
Executed in three seriously luxe calf hair palette's to keep the mood winter warming, our colour explorations started with a base tone of Burgundy. Inspired by a moody 70s vintage palette with a maximalism sentiment, we will be wearing these toe tappers with denim play suits and high collared paisley shirts en route to jazz class (YES..!).
In true radical fashion, we also wanted to take this silhouette to a place of lightness. Call us contrary, but we love the idea of 'winter brights' as a means to breaking up the grey monotony of the colder season. So we optioned the look in our boldest calf hair shade yet - meet our new Mustard friends....
Purpose built as the accent to wear with this season's tomato red tones (especially in knits), we see this 'winter bright' in the same family as a tan shoe, only better. Wear them at the weekend with earth toned chinos and an oversized cream knit, or make them weekday studio ready with high waisted manstyle pants and a button down shirt. The mood is elegant with a cool twist.
Naturally to make it a radical story, the palette needed to be finished with a printed execution and we couldn't be more proud of our latest 'Cherry Animal' pony hair print. Featuring a hand painted finish, this material has been especially produced for us in a limited run of only 40 pairs.
Hand stained to create a watercolour like effect the palette features tones of deep latte anchored in black, whilst the surprise hit of cherry red adds depth and character to this animal inspired print.
To anchor the look, all colourways feature a natural tan toned thick leather lining which adds a soft structure to this otherwise highly deconstructed shoe.
In-store and online now as usual in limited edition quantities.
Story by Radical Yes! Brand Director Kerryn Moscicki with sublime images shot by the always radical Holly Graham from Seven Is Yellow.