28 May 2015
An exclusive collection of brocade shoes and boots has come out of a collaboration between two exceptional examples of Made In Italy: Rubelli, the historical Venetian textile manufacturer, and Santoni, the artisan brand of high-quality accessories from the Marche region. Rubelli has covered modern moccasins, boots, sandals and pumps have been covered in Rubelli’s golden, arabesque fabric, giving them an 18th century air. Originating from the desire to expand the use of furniture textiles in fashion, the experiment demonstrates how at times, improbable combinations can produce refined, elegant results. A regal sense lingers around the collection, perfect for enhancing the serious pieces. The historical textile tradition marries perfectly to high-quality handmade foot ware to produce original variations of Made in Italy.