Our designer, Leo, listened and sketched a point-toe pump with a mid heel that would be manageable but still delicate and appealing. His design featured a T- strap married with a crisscross of contrast leather that created a basket of support for the foot. We brought the sketch to Fabio, a handsome gentleman-factory owner with shoemaking in his blood and a certain impeccable elegance in his carriage. He has equal parts old-school perfectionism, and new-school appreciation of an unexpected twist./w/pumps/the-farfalla/06_1088_01.html/#!/color/975
Vico Equense, Italy
Meet the Farfalla.
We wished for a dream shoe—
and got one.
t began as a long wish list. A single-sole pump. Something different. With coverage. A manageable heel. Architectural lines . . . Wish granted.
This is one of those shoes we all quickly became obsessed with—even the flats wearers. While each of the options is easy to match, we plan to try fresh, unexpected and even contrasting pairings to make the shoe stand out more—like the graphic white version with a bright pencil skirt or the gunmetal with a rolled cargo pant. Let this star shine./w/pumps/the-farfalla/06_1088_01.html/#!/color/042
In our first round of prototyping, Leo decided to remove the T-strap he had sketched—the crisscross provided ample support, and taking away the additional strap allowed us to highlight the unique geometry. We decided to spotlight this geometry with a range of material, color and fabrication contrasts, adding a rectangular nickel buckle to set it off. The hand-cut upper features a graceful curve at the toe line—a carefully articulated detail that has Fabio's name all over it./w/pumps/the-farfalla/06_1088_01.html/#!/color/001