SS19 COLLECTION - MADE IN…
The both creative team experimented with new color palettes and inventive finishes that nod to emblematic Chinese codes for the SS19 “Made In” collection.
Chinese heritage and iconic components of the country's rich traditions and culture inspired the line. References range from the colorful dragon costumes worn for Chinese New Year and textural colors of Asian ceramics to the blue jackets worn by workers in the Both factory and the stitched soles of traditional cloth slippers.
A bold and graphic color palette of red and black or grey, blue and green combined with accents of mirrored gold leather and reflective fabric details on the Gao runner. Softer more feminine versions sport baby pink accents run throughout the collection.
The motifs found on local ceramic food containers and their colored elastic seals give way to new experimental processes with vulcanized rubber. Effects include a speckled pattern on a grainy grey texture or a melting-stripes motif obtained by pressing and baking slices of colored rubber. These handmade techniques make each shoe unique.
Artisanal stitches that mimic the soles of traditional Chinese slippers adorn vulcanised rubber patches or embellish the surfaces of plain white, black, grey or pale pink classic high and low top sneakers.
Simpler in aspect but no less evocative are the cotton canvas and rubber Classic models revisited this season in a bright shade of workwear-blue or girly pink.