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Santoni is a footware company from Corridonia, in the Marche region, that specializes in refined, handmade shoes for men and women. They are known for their use of fine leather and elaborate details that require expert skill. The 2017 Spring/summer collection is a repertoire of laborious decorative methods, including coloured leather weaving on wedges, openings that make the uppers look like lace, fringe, and metallic decorations like washers and appliques. Every pair of sandals is a work of art, using an array of bold colours that range from midnight blue and bright green to tobacco and orange. As stated in the title, “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain”, from last year’s exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, shoes are as pleasurable as they can be painful. Santoni’s towering high heels are worth all the suffering.

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Santoni's new 2017 Spring/Summer collection is a compendium of refined and playful pieces.
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More than simple, daily objects, the shoes can be considered wearable art.
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Rich, not precious, the collection is refined, and features intricate work.
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The luxurious materials used for the collection include python, alligator, and the finest leather.
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Santoni designs for a woman who only selects the best for herself, including rich shapes and the highest of heels.
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The Collection is made by hand, and unites minimal shapes with refined elements.
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The Collection was presented in several venues, including in Milan's Palazzo Bocconi.
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The footware has been designed focusing on simple shapes decorated with unusual details.
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Braided elements meet high, high heels for a colourful, sensual pair of sandals.
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Colourful, goemetric embroidery covers wedges.
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Two-toned sandals have a brightly coloured chunky heel.
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Santoni's colour choice is also varied and interesting.
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The sandals mix Eastern details with Arabic shapes.
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Towering heels meet beaded details, making for refined, yet playful sandals.
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Pointed toes and beaded fringe continue the trend of East meets West.
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Espadrilles in natural calfskin.
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The shoes are sewn by hand, and the colour palatte ranges from natural hues to vibrant jewel tones.

WHERE : Via Montenapoleone 6, Milano

antoni’s  and elaborate details that require expert skill. The 2017 Spring/summer collection is a repertoire of laborious decorative methods, including coloured leather weaving on wedges, openings that make the uppers look like lace, fringe, and metallic decorations like washers and appliques. Every pair of sandals is a work of art, using an array of bold colours that range from midnight blue and bright green to tobacco and orange. As stated in the title, “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain”, from last year’s exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, shoes are as pleasurable as they can be painful. Santoni’s towering high heels are worth all the suffering.

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