WORDS BY NATALIE YIASSOUMI
Inspired by Regency fashion, Malone Souliers will launch a 15-piece capsule of “lavish shoes.”
As an industry first, the 15-piece shoe collaboration is set to launch in 2022. Images courtesy of Malone Souliers/Netflix.
Netflix is getting involved in the shoe world. In what is an exciting industry-first, the streaming platform and production company Shondaland have just announced that they plan to join forces with Malone Souliers on a shoe capsule inspired by the hit series Bridgerton.
The period drama gained global fame last winter for its romantic-cum-humorous storyline, stellar cast – and idreamy fashion, all about empire waists, decadent fabrics and all things sparkle.
Now, as the launch of the shoe’s second season approaches, Netflix and Malone Souliers will give viewers the opportunity to incorporate a touch of 19th century decadence into their modern-day wardrobes with their new 15-piece shoe collaboration.
Bridgerton revisits the past with a sense of revolution and joy, which is exactly how I approach shoemaking” – Alice Malone
Inspired by some of the protagonists’ Regency looks, the collection promises “lavish shoes” for both men and women, featuring “intricate jacquards, shimmering satins, dramatic feathered plumes, and ball-worthy embellishments” – in other words, all the magic ingredients that were as relevant in the 19th century as they are today. A lot might have changed since then, but clearly not women’s love of shoes.
“Bridgerton revisits the past with a sense of revolution and joy, which is exactly how I approach shoemaking,” said Alice Malone, creative director and founder of Malone Souliers. “This partnership has been fascinating from a design perspective, allowing us to embrace the pomp and unabashed splendour of Regency fashion. But it also felt like such a natural fit: I’m always inspired by the creative possibilities we can find in our past.”
The collection is expected to launch early next year.
Malone Souliers has been expanding its horizons in the last year, delving into bridal shoes and launching its very first sneaker, inspired by Malone’s flair for clean lines and 1960’s sport’s wear.
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