French shoe brand Kickers has collaborated with Irish ready-to-wear designer Danielle Romeril, known for her youthful aesthetic and meticulously crafted pieces, for a collection of women’s sandals for spring ’16.
Romeril, who came on the fashion scene with the launch of her first collection in spring ’13, tapped classic Kickers silhouettes, especially its iconic chunky soles from the ’90s archives. Silhouettes include a sporty flat sandal on the Kick Hi sole and a mule on a block heel, detailed in a color scheme of white, black, pink lady and vibrant green.
“I dug deep into the Kickers archives and was really inspired by the shoes of my youth,” said Romeril. “Pink lady lace-ups from the ’90s and vibrant green mules all on chunky Kickers’ soles really caught my attention. I wanted to vibe off the sub-cultural references that have made Kickers such a big part of the street uniform of my youth. The Danielle Romeril girl is pretty relaxed, she likes to throw on a pair of flats with a statement look and just go. She isn’t a ‘try hard’ [type], so Kickers is the perfect fit from that perspective.”
Added Romeril, “I focused on texture and exciting surface treatments to inject the Danielle Romeril aesthetic on to the iconic Kickers sole. The cut work leathers and raffia add a craft element similar to my most special pieces.”
The collection will also sport Kickers fleurette and a bespoke Romeril fleurette in addition to a special-edition shoe bag.