Gianluca Tamburini's line of "sandal/shaped jewels", called Conspiracy, was founded in 2010. Conspiracy shoes effortlessly combine technology and aesthetics. Heels and soles are made from materials such as lightweight alluminium and titanium, wich are cast in sculptural forms. The silhouette of the shoes are then highlighted by semi/precious stones and other lavish embellishments. High technology and cutting edge materials form a modern sculpture, having the shape of a sandal, but where the touch and experience of skilled Italian craftsmen are still visible.
Le Maestro revolutionizes the dress shoe by incorporating a Direct Metal Laser Sintered (DMLS) titanium ‘matrix heel’. The 'matrix heel' reduces the heel section's visual mass and showcases the structural integrity of the dress shoe. To complement the elegant vamp, high-grain leather is used for the upper’s distinct asymmetrical design. The integration of the heel section to the upper is now composed into a sleek and refined silhouette.
The collection was influenced from ballet and fencing. Not an obvious connection at first sight, but ballet was originated as a dance interpretation of fencing in 15th century. The collection merged the ballet pointes and fencing swards in a series of designs that were interpreted in a range of heel heights in degrees rather than centimeters: from a 0°- flat shoe to a 90°- pointe. The designs are modular and consist form the solid 3D printed toe cups and the removable inner socks.
The Buttoned Sneaker is the first design of the brand proposal 'Byron & Leach', created by four Mexican graphic designers: Fernando Loza, Marlen Cavazos, Mayahuel Morales & Isael Martinez. The design, inspired by the combination of the 50s rebel style and 60s gentlemen elegance, seeks to give to the sneaker a duality of use, both for party and for work. The shoe is bespoke handcrafted by a Mexican shoemaker and features a piece of Mexican silver jewelry in the backstay; unlike other sneakers this design incorporates buttons instead of laces for a more dressy and stylish look.
A light weight trail running shoe that uses innovative materials and production techniques but also builds on traditional know-how to create a new running experience. The upper is made from semi-rigid panels like a stretchy exoskeleton - robust, water repellant and breathable. It has a carbon toe cap and precisely defined flex zones. Traditional lacing is easily adjustable, the sock-like inner and custom 3D printed insole guarantee perfect fit. The midsole is thin and has variable tread inlays. Feet are well protected and supported - empowering runners to perform better.
Over the past centuries, fashion is regarded as woman patent. But nowadays, mans’ accessories is now under revolution. Winter Oxford is inspired by commuters in winter, a combination of stylish Oxford and thermo - protective boots. For function, comfortable genuine leather and warmth high ankle boots reflects the function needs. For comfort, Winter Oxford uses flexible and soft neoprene in the foam padded collar. About producing,Winter Oxford inherits hand-made craft and precise production. Winter Oxford not only innovates new elements but also keeps the classic icon at the same time.
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