It is not a coincidence that Maison Degand is in Brussels, and it is in fact Maison Degand that could represent an embassy of good taste and European savior faire.
We are overjoyed to be working with Maison Degand, our Brussels retailer, and to launch two incredible shoes alongside them. Designing for Maison Degand was a thrilling challenge, as we sought to represent the DNA of the two houses: purity of lines, sophistication without stridency, balance, harmony and originality.
The first shoe in our offering is an extremely elegant Penny Loafer in its shape and composition. The proportions and lines of the design highlight the asymmetry of the exclusive pattern of our House. I believe we achieved a Loafer designed for year-round use that is perfect for any occasion.
With the second proposal, we wanted to employ our Derby from the Savile Row meets R´n´R Collection. Therefore, we designed a hand-stitched, asymmetric U-tip derby a la inglese. We kept the Rock´n´Roll drumbeat of the Vibram Commando sole, of course. This shoe is for smart and casual dressing and weekend mode, no matter if you have to walk, run or dance in the winter streets.
Autumn is my favorite season of the year, that is why I specifically made these patinas to reflect that light: warm, sincere, unique and simple. The deep brown tone expresses the change of season with the red subtleties of foliage. A color so unique that we named it Degand Brown.