MENORCA + SPRING 2021 PART 1 INSPIRATION
Shot by Cecilia Renard along the rocky calas on the island of Menorca, Spain — Spring 2021 Part 1 is in some way our wanderlust on film. Balearic waters, dozing boats, and driftwood fences outlined the collection with a traveler's functionality and dreamy nostalgia.
There were also coastal towns of the mind’s eye. Part 1 transitions from winter to spring like a sleepy Pointe Courte just rising — the Mediterranean pace of Agnes Varda’s 1955 fishing village. Refining a classic — Arlo and Rio are updates of sandals that might be found on the film’s fishermen. This collection similarly venerates a pared-down beauty of the everyday — with handcrafted styles in artisanal leathers made to be worn daily, and beyond seasons.
Across oceans, we looked to the cultural traditions of the Japanese Ama — or sea women who dive for pearls. The textural world of the divers can be found in sandals like the Maya — a diamond-weave leather wedge reminiscent of their catching nets. Or the braided cordage straps of the Sierra — recalling the Amas’ characteristic utility + elegance. Being near to the sea inspires one to reduce to the essentials — and we hoped to capture some features of that effortlessness here.
See Cecilia Renard's work here.
1. Slim Aarons - Capri (1958)
2. Fisherman in Crete (1980s)
3. La Pointe Courte (1955)
4. La Pointe Courte (1955)
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6. Tove Jansson (n.d.)
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9. La Pointe Courte (1955)
10. La Pointe Courte (1955)
11. Jane Birkin (n.d.)
12. Laura Ashley (1980s)
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14. Life of Ama Divers - Iwase Yoshiyuki (1950s)
15. Life of Ama Divers - Iwase Yoshiyuki (1950s)
16. Life of Ama Divers - Iwase Yoshiyuki (1950s)