5 Shoe Brands to Know
In need of some inspiration for a wardrobe update? We narrow down your footwear options for Autumn to bring you our five new shoes brands to know.
Five New Shoes Brands To Know
Founded by footwear designer Jessica Taft Landon, The Palatines is designed and created in L.A. Sourcing materials to be crafted locally was a passion for Jessica. So she scoured the East Coast of America for shoe factories that matched her brief before settling in Southern California. The modern shapes; cut out mules, rope sandals and oversize button slides are an easy compliment to any outfit. But we love knowing that whilst feeling fashion forward, each shoe is made by hand to an extremely high quality. With some care, they will last you a long time.
Who says that ethically created shoes have to be beige? Antolina Paris has a beautiful collection of brightly coloured hand woven shoes. With an added bonus of being created using traditional, artisan techniques. Each piece is crafted by the indigenous Maka community in Paraguay from a small atelier set up by Founder Mariela Montiel. The collection features a riot of arresting colours and textures that just beg to be touched and most especially to be worn. With everything from chunky platform sandals, ankle boots and delicate mules, the brand is socially inspiring as well as good looking.
Frankfurt born Maxine Wille began her namesake brand Maxine in London in 2017. Created from the highest quality vegan dyed leather, the finished shoes are crafted by artisans in a family run factory in Italy. Maxine’s shoes are reassuringly timeless, with a twist. Her playful sense of humour is weaved into every style. As well as the classic Lana suede pumps, you can find popcorn printed stilettos, and city scapes printed onto knee high boots. We caught up with Maxine to discuss her label, read more here.
If you are looking for a no nonsense, classic day shoe, then check out Emme Parsons. We were captivated by the elegant simplicity of the collection which is designed in LA and produced in small, family run factories in Tuscany. Each timeless style pays homage to the traditional craft of Italian shoe making. From the delicate Cecilia sandal, to the achingly cool Certo buckled flats, each piece is ethically created and painstakingly thought out.
Although not a new brand, we have always been fans of London based Camilla Elphick. Ever since she burst onto the footwear scene with her eclectic range of footwear (Pez dispenser heels anyone?) she has surprised us season after season. Best known for her range of ankle boots, each piece is fused with a little whimsy to make them stand out from the crowd. We love Camilla’s dedication to creating the very best product possible, shoes that you’ll love for years. She is also making important strides in waste and energy reduction within her production lines. This season we are lusting over her new Alpine Snow boot, a perfect twist on a functional shoe.
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