Marni Fussbett Leather Sandals
Thanks to the likes of Ms. Miuccia Prada and Christopher Bailey, we’ve warmed to the idea of fringe related embellishments on our footwear in recent seasons. For SS13, uber-sleek Italian label Marni has brought the look up a notch with its tri-colour Fussbett sandals.
A consistent front row favourite with editors since Consuelo Castiglioni launched the label in 1994, the part Chilean, Swiss-born designer broke away from a typically Italian aesthetic, focusing her craft on delivering an ultra-modern product through the use of specialist materials and innovative silhouettes.
Renowned for her signature use of colour-blocking, texture-rich contrasts and bold pattern and print, the publicity shy designer eschews the traditional self-promotional culture favoured by most high-end labels, instead letting the quality of design do the talking. In a rare interview earlier this year with Harrods, Castiglioni has said of her creative process:
“Colour, print and architectural shapes are central to my work, they highlight a form or give a new meaning to an item. I work intuitively, using my instinct as a design tool”
This marriage of modern innovation and exceptional craftsmanship has been the secret to Marni’s winning formula, with the brand continuing to deliver coveted, highly lauded collections season after season.
The perfect statement footwear for sultry days in the city or sunny escapades abroad, the seamlessly designed Fussbetts are the perfect blend of minimal chic and contemporary cool. Hand hewn in Italy by specialist leathersmiths using the finest-grade calfskin, the sandals feature a double band design in contrast chocolate, black and marine-blue shades, a cushioned anatomic sole and sport an oversized statement fringe.
With high summer finally on our doorstep, they’re the perfect style indulgence to beat the heat.
Marni’s Fussbett sandals are available now from marni.com, priced at £360.