One of our beloved specialty producers, Giancarlo is a third-generation shoemaker, and it's no wonder this shoe is one of his personal favorites. Rolling up to our meetings in his trademark graphic T-shirts and motorcycle boots, he gets an impish grin any time a shoe design features something dramatic and unexpected. Working just outside of Naples, he marries his grandfather's understanding of the craft with his own bit of rocker cool.
Parco dei Principi,
Meet the Festa.
We can't get enough of
this go-to shoe.
hen you think "fringe" you think a little offbeat, a little edge. What we love about the Festa
is that it's incredibly wearable– but has its own definitive spin.
With its serious and substantive wedge and supportive back strap, The Festa is our holy grail: tall yet wearable. We'll let it be the statement with denim on denim for Sunday brunch. But we'll also pair it with dressy pieces grounding a floral skirt and a button up shirt—or even a slip of a dress—in a fresh way. A little wink of the unexpected./w/sandals/the-festa/04_1093_01.html/#!/color/001
Each Festa is created with a thought of the woman wearing it. The kid suede has a smaller, more delicate nap than regular suede and takes color beautifully, adding depth. The heel is sculpted and feminine. The upper is hand cut. The shoe is hand lasted. All the stitching is done by hand. The fringe is double layered so it feels full. It's attached in very specific areas so it won't just splay out when you move, but still has just the right amount of kickiness.