Farfalla Tasseled Suede Slippers
During my last visit to Pitti I was fortunate enough to bump into Farfalla’s showroom while roaming through the amazing garment-filled spaces. The thing that immediately caught my eye when faced with the outstanding handcrafted slippers and loafers, was the array of available colors and patterns in luxurious suede, velvet and canvas. There was something special about its unique mix of classic models with bold, up to date detailing and colors. A few months and emails later, they were kind enough to send me a pair of suede slippers from their upcoming SS13 collection which landed at my door just last week.
The best part about the whole process, besides knowing I would be getting an amazingly crafted pair of shoes, was the fact I had no idea which model they would choose: call it an early ‘Xmas gift. Needless to say I was blown away after opening that box: smooth suede uppers in rich green, with braided leather and suede tassels… couldn’t have chosen them better myself. Quality is visible in all the materials used, with the leather lined interiors and soft insoles providing a comfortable, lightweight feel.
I’ve been eagerly waiting for the rain to go away so I can sport them in all their elegance, but until then I’ll just have to wait…
Church’s AW12 collection