You all know how much I love Santoni shoes! I am sure you have seen it on my instagram account! I admire in this brand the inovation, the aesthetic, the material choices.
This season unfortunately I couldn't attend Milan Fashion Week. But I kept myself updated about the new collections and all the gossips as well.
Santoni's new collection really impressed me for once more! An idea of cheerful elegance, looking at the Seventies. The Santoni s/s 18 collection is light: in both the shapes and the workmanship, not to mention the subtly irreverent spirit. It is pervaded by a hedonistic yet subtle atmosphere that emphasizes the artisanal DNA of the house giving new impetus and unexpected nonchalance. Precious materials and attention to detail are the fil rouge that stitches together diverse elements to celebrate the defining Santoni values.
Stories and ideas mingle and mix. The masculine staples, from lace-ups to sneakers, turn into archetypes made of lightweight natural leather. The virtuosity of the intrecciato, so typical of Santoni, characterizes both the formal double monkstraps with fringes or in the informal yet sophisticated flip-flops. Patchwork patterns create color and texture modulations. The classic Clean, in white or black crocodile, becomes essential and precious, while total white defines the new urban staples. The world of boating meets the elegance of the city in the leather top siders and in the large bags. Crocodile gains an unprecedented shabby patina. Even patent leather, an after-dark must, is interpreted lightly, in sleek and tapered shapes.
The color palette is classic and timeless: black, brown, natural leather, white, blue. Materials are precious: brushed calf, crocodile, patent leather, aged calf with shiny patinas.
This season the collection will be unveiled to the public during an exquisitely Italian experience: a breakfast in a café, complete with cappuccino and croissant, inside the Royal Palace of Milano. Visitors will be greeted at Bar Tiptoe, where coffee and brioches are as shiny like a pair of lace-ups and double monkstraps are as succulent as a bignè. The project, conceived and curated by Angelo Flaccavento and Antonio Pippolini, is introduced by a subtly humorous menu that celebrates the Italian art of living with playful irreverence.