The Story of my SS17 "Caprese"
Posted: Jan 22 2017
Hey shoe dolls,
So this is my very first post on my blog. I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post any blogs. I promised myself that this year I would post a blog at least once every 2 weeks. So with that being said, I want to tell you the story of how I created my highly anticipated "Caprese" rope sandals.
In February of 2016, I was in Venice, Italy on business for meetings and visiting new material suppliers. As a designer I feel the need to travel to different countries to not only find new materials, but to get inspired by other cultures.
It was a gorgeous sunny Monday and my agent and I were having lunch at this cute boutique hotel. It had amazing Panini’s (I swear I can still remember every bite)! So as I am sitting down savoring every bite of my lunch, I noticed all this colored rope hanging from the ceiling (They were dangling all over the ceiling). I was actually quite surprised I didn't notice it the second I walked in the restaurant. I stared up at the ceiling and was immediately inspired! I started mental sketching ideas of how I could create heels with rope.
This was the mental birth of "Caprese".
Right after lunch, we headed to meet some new suppliers we had already planned to visit after "siesta". (Siesta- when businesses close for about a 90 minute rest/lunch break) Anyways, so we drove down some quaint streets that were close to the Grand Canal and arrived at a supplier that carried ornaments, trims, laces and a few other things. I quickly found their rope section, which was filled with tons of rope of different sizes, material and colors. I picked out 5 or 6 colors and took them back to my hotel room.
I sketched a few different styles with the rope in mind and finalized one sketch that I felt captured a women's flirtatious, yet delicate nature. I fell in love with "Caprese" the day I sketched her.
"Caprese" had now come to life!
I can't wait to release them in February and for all of you to enjoy them as much as I do!
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