Altuzarra taps into Castañer classics for new summer collection
February 2, 2022
French-American designer, Joseph Altuzarra, chose to design a new capsule collection in collaboration with Spanish shoe brand, Castañer, to complement his Spring/Summer collection at the same time. advocates “traditional crafts”.
Castañer’s simple yet traditional shoes, created by the brand since 1927, have captured the attention of major artists such as Dalí as well as Grace Kelly, Jacky Kennedy and Ava Gadner throughout the years.
Altuzarra, (born 1983 in Paris) is one of the most promising fashion designers in the United States. He grew up in Paris, where he worked with Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy after his designs were noticed by many other fashion houses, including Marc Jacobs.
For his latest collection, he aims to “create modern pieces that continue to build vocabulary of sexy and sleek luxury” and for this he designed a capsule collection in collaboration with the Spanish shoe brand, which will launch for a limited time only. on the e-commerce sites of both brands.
The shoe collection includes a pair of napa leather ankle boots paired with a knit skirt, while a lightweight shibori or poplin print midi shirt skirt is paired with braided sandals “for a go-anywhere look.” comfortable way.”
Open-toe sandals and printed canvas loafers (similar prints seen in Altuzarra’s final collection) include the hat along with other stitched or braided shoe designs.
This is not the first time Castañer has attracted the attention of luxury designers. The footwear brand’s first collaboration was with Yves Saint Laurent in 1970, followed by another collaboration with Manolo Blahnik a few years later in 2018. Italian fashion house Missoni also succumbed to footwear. of Castañer in 2019, as well as Paul Smith last year.
With 95 years of history, Castañer is present in more than 60 countries, including Mexico, Chile, Japan and Singapore.
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