A piece of the Fifties set in a contemporary context.

EDHÈN Milano’s Autumn Winter 2017 collection forges a new connection between tradition and innovation, producing a new, futurist, progressive aesthetic.
The traditional shoe is reinterpreted with a new approach that softens austerity in colours and shapes to form an unexpected image based on modern craftsmanship.

The shapes bring to mind classic winter footwear that has been redesigned while playing with volumes, so that that combination of aesthetics and function raises the shoe to the level of architecture.

The Oxfords clearly refer to the Fifties. Their folded leather hides the stitching and creates a personal design, as does the Belgravia ankle boot, where the side elastic band creates a streamlined, almost architectural effect. The Brera’s double buckle rests on the boot as on a velvet sabot. The fringe breaks up the line of the loafers, as it does in the Ginza laced shoes.

The design is clean and minimalist: it shuns excess in favour of reclaiming a pure aesthetic to show the artisan’s methods.

This clear and tangible craftsmanship finds its greatest expression in the shoe patina: arrays of different colours distributed on a natural white leather create duets of colour that balance artistry and technique. The result is a palette where plum, teal, forest green and burgundy bring unique nuances to the footwear.

Everything is made with quality materials: hand-colored crust, brushed calfskin, crocodile.

Russian artist Anastasia Lekontseva interpreted the collection’s irreverent spirit with striking illustrations that recall Renè Gruau: a tribute that reaffirms the collection’s identity, where vintage looks are the inspiration for a new way to interpret men’s footwear.

EDHÈN Milano – Fall Winter 2017 presentation
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Milan

A special thanks to
Dom Pérignon
Camera Nazionale della Moda
Anna Laura
Vincenzo e Domenico

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