Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The Material Boy #29

Pierre Hardy Shoes and Bags

The maestro of shoes! Well known for his work at Hermes and Balenciaga, Pierre Hardy started his own label in 2001. I love his sneakers with the contrasting trims, perforated leather and funky colours. He even came up with a version of the open toe shoe, but his was derived from the design of chukka boots. I find his shoes very inspirational and innovative. Although his bag design may not be as exciting as his shoe designs, there are still a few styles that are worth checking out. Purely using contrasting trims (again) and without any hardware, these bags are a refreshing change from the bags we have seen other designers. Very iconic in style and easily recognisable without having to shout with the brand logo.

I have not seen all the above shoes in Singapore. However, the open-toe chukka boots (in black leather) retails at SGD $569 and is available in Club 21 Mens at Four seasons hotel. Club 21 Mens stocks a small selection of Pierre Hardy shoes, usually incredibly expensive.

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