In cork or wood, the fascination with platform shoe harkens back to the Thirties when its fame was fueled to global scale by diminutive silver screen stars. Decades later, this eye- catching style is still a favourite among women with a daring spirit looking to elevate their style.
A mission easy to accomplish with the Opal, a latter-day derby lace-up in black and white, whose singular element is the chunky platform sole and bi-colour winged upper.
As the women’s fashion pendulum swings back and forth between long and short what stays still is the sass and character that a manly twist adds to any female look. With a hint of romance or under masculine tailoring, a touch of exclusive brogueing in rich chestnut brown is fresh and sophisticated.
To wit, the Burwood W III ’s elegant brogueing and delicate gimping recalls the classic men’s version of this beautiful Oxford. In calf Nevada leather, it is flawlessly crafted so that any slight colour variation of the leather is a further testament of our handcrafting heritage.
A flash of shine infuses a feminine and modern glow to a man’s classic – the Oxford shoe – that for spring becomes an on-trend favorite to wear from sunup to nightfall. A strong message that starts at ground level with an eclectic, bold and stylish finish to wear with classics and beyond.
At once modern and practical, the Burwood W 6 in mirror calf leather is a contemporary and feminine version of the eponymous classic Oxford for men. Detailed with the same elegant brogueing and delicate gimping, it is flawlessly crafted so that even the slightest colour variation further proves that our handcrafting heritage makes each shoe unique.
Over the decades fashion’s fascination with nostalgia and past imagery has gone a long way with icons reimagined and updated to modern effect. Among others, two-tone combinations, from muted to bold, are an evergreen choice that elevates the cool factor, adding a new edge to any look and mood.
Defined by a classic round-toe, the OLIVE loafer plays it up with a daring high-shine and matte contrast finished off by side stitched details.
The Oxford is a style with “closed lacing” in which the shoelace eyelet tabs are attached under the vamp. The women’s versions feature slimmer, more feminine silhouettes with particular style details from the classic Burwood wg full brogue and its studded companion, the Burwood met, to the more robust Indigo with its unique micro-rubber wedge heel.
The Derby shoe is also a lace-up, but with “open lacing”, in which the shoelace eyelet tabs are sewn on top of the vamp. The Shannon 2 wr is a ladylike replica of the eponymous whole cut counterpart for men and is one of the most popular styles in the women’s collection.
The monk strap features a foundation similar to that of a Derby shoe though in lieu of laces, closes with a single or double strap and buckle instead. The women’s collection includes the simply sophisticated Liverpool wg cap toe and the more decorative Lana r with full brogueing.
The loafer is a slip-on style that is generally considered a more casual shoe and sometimes associated with a collegiate aesthetic. The Sally r takes inspiration from the traditional men’s penny loafer, though with a lower vamp and delicate details for a more feminine look.