Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Something Elsa

Mr. Hare recently visited Antwerp in homage to his favourite designers and in hope of soaking up some of that Flanders fashion twist. Antwerp did not strike Mr. Hare as particularly vibrant, but on second thoughts it isn't where Mr. Dolce and Mr. Gabbana went to college is it?

The highlights for Mr. Hare then were a list of three.

1. The Maison Martin Margiela 20th anniversary exhibition.
2. Fiskebar where they serve a soup de poisson that will warm your heart.
3. A marvellous shoe store called Elsa that answered many of Mr. Hare's current mysteries.

Such as these shoes which, Mr. Hare spotted in the 3.1 Phillip Lim show and thought were snakeskin oxfords, but turns out they are woven derby's.
And Mr. Hare now knows where this dude got his shoes from.

And Mr. Hare also has these three badboys to look forward to next SS09.
This shoe house utilises the Belgian design genius of ex Dries, Margiela, Armani shoe designer, Els Proost and the fine Italian production skills of Angelo Penazzato, (ex Costume National,  Chalayan). Therefore the end product is intelligent and playful but beautifully constructed from fine hides. Very modern.

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