It’s getting to be that time of year… That’s right, sandal season. We’re all dying to shed our layers, get outside and take in some much-needed vitamin D! As a testament to the importance of stylish sandals, we spoke to our VP of Design and Development, David Warwick, about one of his favorite styles for the spring and summer season!
“We drew inspiration for Floriana from our travels to Paris, Barcelona and Rome,” says David, whose team travels to exotic locales throughout the year, scouting out the latest trends.
“We were inspired by seeing unexpected material mixes throughout Europe, and the layering of accents and embellishments to add depth and color. We loved the idea of using rich textured prints such as Snakeskin and Croco as the base, then layering on beads in saturated colors like Coral and Turquoise. Metal studded details were also important and helped pull the entire look together.”
We love hearing about the inspiration behind our favorite shoes. And as much as he travels, David still finds his creativity sparked by “thinking about all the occasions where our customer could wear this fun style, and all the outfits she could team it with.”
What’s his favorite part about the Floriana, one of our current best-sellers? “It is just so effortlessly chic!”
And, like all of our footwear, it’s not only stylish, it’s functional! Read more about the science behind our style here.